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Ed Miliband meets Russell Brand for late-night interview

The Labour leader says he met the comedian to record an interview, after a picture of him outside Brand's house surfaced on social media last night

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'He's interesting': Miliband defends Russell Brand interview

Ed Miliband has defended his interview with Russell Brand, describing the comedian - who argues in favour of not voting in the general election - as "interesting".

He told ITV's This Morning that while people may find his meeting with Brand "controversial," he wanted to take the argument about voting directly to the comedian.

"The reason I've done it is because I think there are lots of people who are not going to vote in this election, who think it doesn't matter, who think who you vote for doesn't matter," Mr Miliband said.

Watch Mr Miliband discuss his meeting with Russell Brand:

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