As comedian Robert Webb re-joins Labour the New Statesman tells us:
With Eddie Izzard and John O’Farrell already among the party’s celebrity supporters, it looks as if Miliband has the comedians’ vote sewn up.
Who’d a thunk eh?
Webb’s move was one of the unexpected consequences of panto dame Russell Brand’s guest-edit of the New Statesman
In the same issue Slavoj Žižek tells us:
“Most of the idiots I know are academics”
He clearly hasn’t met Russell Brand who graced us with a 4,000 word polemic in the New Statesman:
Essentially it says… Tories…boo hiss…Occupy and looting rioters… hurrah!
Take to the streets kids! Revolution is the solution.
He doesn’t get round to telling us what comes after the revolution.
Direct from the mind of Russell Brand:
Meditate, direct our love indiscriminately and our condemnation exclusively at those with power. Revolt in whatever way we want, with the spontaneity of the London rioters, with the certainty and willingness to die of religious fundamentalists or with the twinkling mischief of the trickster.
Great though that the BBC thinks his drug addled brain has produced such original thought that he merits a place not only on one of the supposedly prestigious current affairs programmes, Question Time, but also grants him an audience on Newsnight.
I imagine this is Ian Katz trying to connect with the Kidz and shore up his dwindling audience.
Rather than bore you with Brand’s appearance on Newsnight here’s Brand as you’ve never seen him before (it’s kind of not very PC….don’t say you’ve not been warned):
It’s him isn’t it?