Hollywood actor/stand-up comedian Russell Brand appeared on this week’s Newsnight with host Jeremy Paxman and went into a fantastic rant about the reasoning behind his personal decision to refrain from voting.
Regardless if you’re fan of Brand’s work or not there is no denying that he makes some valid points throughout the chat and it’s refreshing to see someone as passionate and as animated about what’s going on in the world today.
Chloe Smith, the Treasury Minister must have drawn the short straw at Govt HQ to enter into Jeremy Paxman’s news lair. As you’d might expect she was eaten alive on TV in front of thousands of viewers during an extremely uncomfortable interview, which was akin to watching a petulant child being chastised by a furious headmaster. Paxman even asked her the question: “Do you ever think you are incompetent?”
Smith appeared on last night’s edition of Newsnight to defend Chancellor George Osborne’s U-turn on plans to increase fuel duty. Opposition parties have been very vocal and critical of the latest in an ever increasing line of budget proposal reversals. Following Smith’s appearance in front of Paxman, Osborne has been branded a ‘coward‘ for effectively feeding a junior minister to the lions and not appearing himself.
By now if you live in Britain and don’t know anything about the phone hacking scandal, the demise of Rupert Murdoch’s highly successful Sunday tabloid The News Of The World, or the corruption which has been exposed throughout the ranks of the Metropolitan police for selling information to NOTW journalists then congratulations because you must live in a cave on a beach, wear shoes fashioned from washed-up cardboard boxes and talk to your hand for company.
Every man and his dog have been wading in with opinion on this very serious, scandalous issue and following on from Hugh Grant’s appearance on BBC Question Time earlier in the week, actor Steve Coogan decided to ‘represent’ the celebrities who for years have been hounded by the tabloids, by appearing on Newsnight and letting rip towards
sleazebag, gutter press, scum fuck former NOTW journo Peter McMullen…with the inclusion of a Partridgesque one-liner.