Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Newera Housing scandle ;Russell brand on march to Downing street suipported by People Before Profit .

Russell Brand Calls Reporter 'A Snide' Over Hostile Questions About The Price Of His Property

Activist Russell Brand clashed with a Channel 4 News interviewer on Monday when the journalist asked him about the price of his own house.
The comedian had earlier joined hundreds of residents from an east London estate to march on Downing Street protesting against the threat of eviction.
Tenants in the New Era estate in Hoxton, which was originally built as affordable housing for workers, say they could face homelessness after US investment firm Westbrook Partners bought it out.
Up to 93 families are reported to face eviction before Christmas, with resident Lindsey Garrett describing it as "social cleansing", adding: "It's forcing ordinary, working-class people out of London."
Speaking to Brand outside Downing Street, the interviewer suggested that part of the housing problem is the super-rich buying property in London, asking, "how much did you pay for your place?"
"It’s rented,” shot back Brand, before telling the reporter, "I’m not here to talk about my rent, mate."
The pair then sparred for 30 seconds, before Garrett jumped in, angrily telling the broadcaster, "At least Russell Brand is standing up regardless of how big his house is… David Cameron isn’t prepared to come out of his big house and help us, but Russell Brand has."
Brand ended the interview by telling the reporter: “Snides like you undermine it… you’re a snide.”
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  • Matt Dunham/AP
    Residents from the New Era estate in east London, originally built as affordable housing for local workers, pose for a selfie with their supporter British comedian Russell Brand, top right, just before handing a petition into 10 Downing Street, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. The residents of the estate, comprising of 93 families, are demanding that U.K. leaders prevent U.S. property investment firm Westbrook Partners from raising rents to market levels. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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    Comedian Russell Brand joins residents and supporters from the New Era housing estate in East London as they deliver a petition to 10 Downing Street during a demonstration against US investment company Westbrook's plans to evict 93 families on December 1, 2014 in London, England. The protestors have taken their demonstration to Westbrooks Headquarters in Mayfair and plan to present a petition to the Prime Minister. Westbrook's are said to be planning to evict the tenants, refurbish the estate and re-let the flats at full market value
  • Dan Kitwood via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Comedian Russell Brand joins residents and supporters from the New Era housing estate in East London as they deliver a petition to 10 Downing Street during a demonstration against US investment company WestbrookÂ’s plans to evict 93 families on December 1, 2014 in London, England. The protestors have taken their demonstration to Westbrooks Headquarters in Mayfair and plan to present a petition to the Prime Minister. WestBrookÂ’s are said to be planning to evict the tenants, refurbish the estate and re-let the flats at full market value. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
  • Dan Kitwood via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Comedian Russell Brand joins residents and supporters from the New Era housing estate in East London as they deliver a petition to 10 Downing Street during a demonstration against US investment company WestbrookÂ’s plans to evict 93 families on December 1, 2014 in London, England. The protestors have taken their demonstration to Westbrooks Headquarters in Mayfair and plan to present a petition to the Prime Minister. WestBrookÂ’s are said to be planning to evict the tenants, refurbish the estate and re-let the flats at full market value. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
  • Dan Kitwood via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Comedian Russell Brand joins residents and supporters from the New Era housing estate in East London as they deliver a petition to 10 Downing Street during a demonstration against US investment company Westbrook's plans to evict 93 families on December 1, 2014 in London, England. The protestors have taken their demonstration to Westbrooks Headquarters in Mayfair and plan to present a petition to the Prime Minister. Westbrook's are said to be planning to evict the tenants, refurbish the estate and re-let the flats at full market value (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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    Comedian Russell Brand carries Lois Cox through central London on December 1, 2014, during a march for New Era housing estate residents against plans to evict them. The group marched from the offices of US property investment firm Westbrook to Downing Street to deliver a petition, demanding that residents of the New Era housing estate in East London be allowed to remain in their homes and to keep rent at an affordable price following a sudden massive increase. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
  • LEON NEAL via Getty Images
    Comedian Russell Brand carries Lois Cox through central London on December 1, 2014, during a march for New Era housing estate residents against plans to evict them. The group marched from the offices of US property investment firm Westbrook to Downing Street to deliver a petition, demanding that residents of the New Era housing estate in East London be allowed to remain in their homes and to keep rent at an affordable price following a sudden massive increase. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Dan Kitwood via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Comedian Russell Brand joins residents and supporters from the New Era housing estate in East London as they deliver a petition to 10 Downing Street during a demonstration against US investment company Westbrook's plans to evict 93 families on December 1, 2014 in London, England. The protestors have taken their demonstration to Westbrooks Headquarters in Mayfair and plan to present a petition to the Prime Minister. Westbrook's are said to be planning to evict the tenants, refurbish the estate and re-let the flats at full market value (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
  • Dan Kitwood via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Comedian Russell Brand joins residents and supporters from the New Era housing estate in East London as they deliver a petition to 10 Downing Street during a demonstration against US investment company Westbrook's plans to evict 93 families on December 1, 2014 in London, England. The protestors have taken their demonstration to Westbrooks Headquarters in Mayfair and plan to present a petition to the Prime Minister. Westbrook's are said to be planning to evict the tenants, refurbish the estate and re-let the flats at full market value (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
  • Dan Kitwood via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Comedian Russell Brand joins residents and supporters from the New Era housing estate in East London as they deliver a petition to 10 Downing Street during a demonstration against US investment company WestbrookÂ’s plans to evict 93 families on December 1, 2014 in London, England. The protestors have taken their demonstration to Westbrooks Headquarters in Mayfair and plan to present a petition to the Prime Minister. WestBrookÂ’s are said to be planning to evict the tenants, refurbish the estate and re-let the flats at full market value. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
  • Dan Kitwood via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Comedian Russell Brand joins residents and supporters from the New Era housing estate in East London as they demonstrate against US investment company WestbrookÂ’s plans to evict 93 families on December 1, 2014 in London, England. The protestors have taken their demonstration to Westbrooks Headquarters in Mayfair and plan to present a petition to the Prime Minister. WestBrookÂ’s are said to be planning to evict the tenants, refurbish the estate and re-let the flats at full market value. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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