Russell Brand calls David Cameron a 'filthy, dirty, posh w***er'
The comedian lashed out at the prime minster on Alan Carr's chat show
Russell Brand has called David Cameron and George Osborne “filthy, dirty, posh w***ers” on fellow comedian Alan Carr’s talk show.
Following on from the Newsnight interview in which he encouraged viewers to spark a political “revolution” and not vote, the 38-year-old star has now criticised the government for being “mean and tight”.
“If you’re always cutting benefits and being horrible, it’s because you don’t know how to f*** properly,” he told Carr on Chatty Man, which airs this Friday.
“I think if your job is to look after the country and you don’t care about the people who need it most, you’re out of order, and you’re a filthy, dirty, posh w***er,” he argued.
Days after the prime minister gave a speech in favour of austerity surrounded by gold-embellished furniture, Brand insists that his privileged background means Cameron is unable to relate to the society he governs.
“It’s alright if you go to Eton and then you’re in the House of Parliament. It’s alright for them to say “oh don’t worry about gay rights, don’t worry about poor people”, because it’s not part of their lives, but it’s part of our lives,” said the actor and comedian.
Brand has been forthcoming with his controversial views, guest-editing The New Statesman recently and joining the ‘Million Mask March’ against cuts, corruption and surveillance last week.
Peep Show's Robert Webb attacked his stance in an open letter, writing “When you end a piece about politics with the injunction ‘I will never vote and I don’t think you should either’, then you’re actively telling a lot of people that engagement with our democracy is a bad idea”.
But Brand appears to have a supporter in Jeremy Paxman. The journalist admitted to not voting after interviewing Brand and called Cameron a “complete idiot” for his First World War centenary plans, claiming the prime minister had likened the memorials to the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Is the comedy album making a comeback?comedy
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
- 2 Christians: The world's most persecuted people
- 3 The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
- 4 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
- 5 Denmark bans kosher and halal slaughter as minister says ‘animal rights come before religion’
Best TV shows on Netflix: 26 series to binge on
'Phallic symbols' found hidden in famous Pre-Raphaelite painting 'Isabella' by John Everett Millais
Top Gear Burma episode breached Ofcom rules over Jeremy Clarkson's racial slur
Game of Thrones season 4 blooper reel unveiled at Comic-Con 2014
Best movies on Netflix UK and US: 32 films that will end your endless scrolling
The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air
Opponents of Israel's military operation in Gaza are the real enemies of Middle Eastern peace