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  • Watch Russell Brand Attempt to Debate Nigel Farage on Immigration

    So-called comedian Russell Brand says Nigel Farage is a “pound shop Enoch Powell.”

    He was referring to the time the UK Independence Party leader once asked for the endorsement of former Conservative MP Enoch Powell, a man who warned that immigration could lead to “rivers of blood” way back in 1968.

    For some bizarre reason, Farage agreed to debate the tedious comedian on the BBC program, “Question Time” a few nights ago. In the days since, viewers have been furiously savaging the BBC for giving the two men a platform to essentially yell at one another. But there were some entertaining moments nonetheless, including when Farage declared that Brand had his chest hair “straightened” before the show began.

    Brand, at one point, blasted Farage over his persona, saying, “As much as any of us, I enjoy seeing Nigel Farage in a boozer with a pint and a fag, laughing off his latest scandals about breast-feeding or whatever. I enjoy it.”

    You can watch their clash over immigration in the clip above, which includes perhaps some of the best audience participation of all time in a so-called “debate.”

    Matt Fox

    Senior Editor

    Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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