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Socialist Unity to Back Russell Brand Political Bid?

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Russell Brand

New Oscar Wilde says Socialist Unity.

Under the title,

Russell Brand waxes lyrical on politics, corporations, revolution.

Andy Newman says in the comment’s box,

There seems to be a lot of interest in an alternative to the Lib/Lab/Con.

A certain ‘John’, more than familiar to readers of the magnificent Blog, Socialist Unity, says,

Russell Brand is an asset to progressive politics.

He puts me in mind of a 21st century Oscar Wilde.

But a sterner voice, Comrade Newman, then adds, with his best grammar,

But seriously, there is a problem with saying voting makes no difference, you dont have to be a Labour supporter to recognise how my worse this govt is than that of Gordon Brown.

So voting made a difference to all those blighted by the bedroom tax, etc

We will make a helpful suggestion.

Why not select Russell Brand for a key political position?

Deputy to George Galloway for London Mayor?

This, we add is perhaps Brand’s finest political and cultural movement,

Russell Brand is an English comedian,actor and presenter of television and radio. He guest starred in an Season 22 episode called Angry Dad: The Movie as himself. His ex-wife Katy Perryguest starred in the Season 22 episode The Flight Before Christmas as herself.

 

Written by Andrew Coates

October 25, 2013 at 2:52 pm

6 Responses

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  1. Reblogged this on digger666 and commented:
    Great…just what socialism in the UK needs; another clown.

    digger666

    October 25, 2013 at 3:04 pm

  2. Thanks Digg.

    This is his proposed campaign tune,

    He’s a real tasty geezer”.

    Andrew Coates

    October 25, 2013 at 4:28 pm

  3. I pointed out to ‘Socialist Unity’ that Brand would probably be dangling from the end of a noose in the Islamic Republic of Iran which they so adore. A few days ago, John Wight wrote a piece hailing Mahdi Hasan for ‘eviscerating’ (sick) Marie Anne Walters in a debate at the Oxford Union on ‘How wonderful is Islam?’ (Pretty darn wonderful it seems.). I asked at the time why is a socialist site promoting religion, did they think that the way forward for the working class is to revert/convert to Shia Islam. Needless to say, this was not published. So, when I saw a piece lauding Russell Brand I felt it incumbent to point out that Brand would not be a welcome addition to Islamic society. Instead of rehab for his heroin habit, he would have probably have been hanged, and as a dedicated non-conformist *(and fornicator) he would have been doubly hanged. (Although according to recent events in Iran, they don’t hang people twice out there.). I also questioned whether the Grangemouth workers could settle their dispute by accepting Islam (the Shia varient) as the ‘path to perfect peace’. Funnily enough, my post has not appeared. Are they stifling debate?

    Sue R

    October 26, 2013 at 8:16 pm

  4. Labour PPC for Chippenham?

    dagmar

    October 27, 2013 at 2:43 pm

  5. I know it’s a joke Daggie but some on the left have actually taken Brand seriously.

    Andrew Coates

    October 27, 2013 at 4:12 pm

  6. In all respects – nihilistic politics, disreputable public image, dandyism, and comic ganius – Russell Brand does not really match up to the great Zo d’Axa, who said much the same thing over 100 years ago with much greater wit and panache. A d’Axa revival is long overdue.

    http://www.iisg.nl/collections/zodaxa/index.php#texts

    Francis

    October 29, 2013 at 6:05 pm


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