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Thursday 8 December 2016

Forget who fought for your right to vote – real reason you should use it is naked self-interest

Published 14/05/2014 | 02:30

Russell Brand said the best thing to do with your vote is to ignore it
Russell Brand said the best thing to do with your vote is to ignore it

If you feel disillusioned by the political system, you have one important weapon at your disposal – your vote. Last year, comedian Russell Brand said that democracy was irrelevant and voting was pointless.

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"The only reason to vote is if the vote represents power or change. I don't think it does," he said.

Proclaiming that all politicians are equally bad, Brand said the best thing to do with your vote is to ignore it. Opt out.

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