Russell Brand expertly critiques Nigel Farage in archive Question Time clip

Greg Evans
Saturday 18 May 2019 10:15
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Nigel Farage's recent resurgence in British politics thanks to his Brexit Party has been a cause for concern for some, especially as his new party look set to sweep to victory in next week's European elections.

Although he and his party would seem incredibly unpopular in certain circles his message on delivering Brexit seems to be registering with the electorate who feel betrayed over the government's failure to get the country out of the European Union.

That being said Farage, despite presenting a confident demeanour to the public, can often be left red-faced when posed with difficult questions from members of the media.

Within the last week, we have seen him lose his cool when asked about Brexit Party policies on the BBC and fail to answer a simple question about what Brexit can bring to Wales.

This is far from a new trend either. Back in 2014 during one of his many appearances on Question Time, Farage found himself being admonished by comedian, actor and activist Russell Brand.

The now iconic clip which has recently gone viral again sees Brand compare Farage to a lesser version of controversial British MP Enoch Powell, known for his anti-immigration stance in the 1960s.

I'm a little worried about you, Nigel Farage. The reason I feel worried about you is that a lot of people are frightened in our country and are feeling afraid and frustrated. 

There is a corrupt group in our country, using our resources, taking away our jobs, taking away our housing, not paying tax and exploiting us. 

Let me tell you something, there was an economic crash and a lot of money was lost. His mates in the city farted, Nigel Farage is pointing at immigrants and the disabled and holding his nose.

Immigrants are not causing the economic problems that we are experiencing. 

I enjoy seeing Nigel Farage in a boozer with a pint and a fag, laughing off his latest scandals about breastfeeding but this man is not a cartoon character.

He ain't Del Boy. He ain't Arthur Daley. He is a pound shop Enoch Powell, and we've got to watch him.

Brand's takedown of Farage was greeted with huge applause and became a viral hit at the time and five years later is doing the rounds on social media as an example of how to take down people like Farage on television.

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