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Russell Brand is an anti-water charge protester

The outspoken celebrity has used his latest YouTube video to speak against Irish Water.

RUSSELL BRAND IS an anti-water charge protester.

The outspoken celebrity has used his latest YouTube offering, part of The Trews series, to discuss the Irish Water situation.

Along with bad Irish accent and stereotypes, he discusses the country’s tax regime and claims that the Irish population has been taxed twice for water.


He claims the government is aware that people can’t afford to pay, but “don’t care”, adding that a third of people have “burned their [Irish Water] contracts”.


The video is permeated with clips from a BBC News report on the new charges.

Brand says that companies which have used the ‘Double Irish’ loophole should contribute to fixing the water infrastructure in the country instead of the new charge.

He also takes issue with the €86 million spend on consultants during the establishment Irish Water.

We’re sure he’ll have a few thousand more fans in Ireland tonight. Here’s what he has to say, complete with a reference to Parklife and singing of “from the river to the sea… Irish Water will be free”.

Source: Russell Brand/YouTube

First published 6.20pm

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