Last night saw both Russell Brand and UKIP party leader Nigel Farage join the BBC Question Time panel in Canterbury, Kent, and it didn't take long for things to get heated as the audience slammed both the comic and politician.

Russell Brand, Penny Mordaunt and Nigel Farage / Credit: BBC

Russell Brand, Penny Mordaunt and Nigel Farage / Credit: BBC

One audience member slammed Farage as a "racist scumbag" whilst another said that Brand was a "hypocrite" after the comic claimed he was "scared" to stand for Parliament because he'd "become one of them".

Farage pointed fingers over Brand's wealth before the comedian went on to call his rival a "pound shop Enoch Powell".

"As much as I enjoy seeing Nigel Farage in a boozer with a pint and a fag laughing off his latest scandals about breastfeeding or whatever, this man is not a cartoon character.

"He ain't Del Boy, he ain't Arthur Daley. He's a pound shop Enoch Powell and we gotta watch him." said Brand.

He also defended his decision not to vote at elections, saying politicians first had to "give us something to vote for".

Other panellists were Labour's Mary Creagh, Tory MP Penny Mordaunt and Times columnist Camilla Cavendish, one of wish Brand had to apologise to for "sexism" when he called her "love".

Things escalated when the audience erupted into shouting, with a blue-haired woman widely know as Left-wing activist and the organiser of an anti-UKIP group Bunny La Roche, attacking Farage and yelling: "I live in South Thanet and I'm coming for you Farage, don't you bloody worry."

Later when another audience member began to speak, La Roche interrupted once more telling her to "Shut up!" before the woman replied: "Back off! You're the rudest woman I've ever met!"

As things cooled off a little, MP Penny Mourdant claimed: "If I am an MP in the next Parliament when a pay rise comes in I will not take it. In politics we put ourselves up to make decisions for people... We would not have credibility doing that if we were doing something like that.", in reply to one member of the audience who asked: "How come you just got an 11 per cent pay rise when the nurses got none of that?"

Twitter users laughed as the show turned into a "posh Jeremy Kyle", and Labour MP Ian Austin wrote: "The idea we have to pay the license fee for this total and utter garbage. What a farce. What a terrible programme. Just terrible."

Dr Sarah Quinnell added on her own Twitter account: "Is this Question Time or is it in fact Jeremy Kyle? At the end of this with (sic) Dimblebot announce that Farage is Brand's father?"

Celebrities also joined in watching, with Boy George simply declaring it as the "Best Question Time ever!".


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  1. by Matt Shine 12th Dec 2014 11:09

    Russell Brand a model of upright citizen do me a favour

  2. by C.G. 12th Dec 2014 13:27

    Fantastic. I may have to watch this. A "posh Jeremy Kyle" . :lol:

  3. by M,R,Walker 12th Dec 2014 13:48

    Well done bbc for inviting an idiot to have a go at nigle.It all helps to belittle ukip and move peoples thoughts away from reality.
    I think Nigle Farage conducted himself with dignity.Keep the good work up,people from all walks are seeing the light.

  4. by Breaking Bad 12th Dec 2014 14:04

    Nigel Farage is a fool who clouds the UK with fake thoughts and beliefs that immigration is our biggest problem. Time for a wake-up call. It isn't. Perhaps looking a little closer to home at the super rich who dodge taxes may help those who blame everything on everyone who's foreign.

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  5. by RealTlk 12th Dec 2014 16:12

    To be honest who is? None of us are perfect we all make mistakes but it doesn't mean that they can't talk sense in fact the problem with our politicians Is they all jump on bandwagons then don't deliver. We missed our chance to change things when the conservatives belittled the referendum on the change to the voting system this should have been the biggest vote this country ever had yet it was brushed under the carpet by our so called democracy where people have power over everyone when the majority of people never even wanted them. The problem is all parties have the negatives and positives and they all lie when they get power because they have all the power. the only way to have A fair government and a real democracy is to have representational government but that boat sunk along time ago and now our country is sinking with it

  6. by RealTlk 12th Dec 2014 16:25

    I think you are the fool who's taken on the propaganda and lies from successive governments. How many lies have we been told by Blair, brown, Cameron etc. that's all they ever do tell me the last really positive thing any other the governments in the last 3-4 decades have done? And when it comes to immigration have a read of foe rings last letter to Churchill where he describes the potential problems. You would have thought he wrote it today. There will always be the rich and the poor in every country its about giving everyone a fair and equal chance that's the problem. I come from a bad area I managed to just about keep myself out of trouble I got very good grades at a very poor school it was a struggle but when I left school my grades and determination that got me through meant nothing as everything I do or go I am still judged on where I came from that's why the divide is growing. It's not what you know it's who you know

  7. by C.G. 13th Dec 2014 20:47

    I watched it. I am DEFINITELY no fan of UKIP and Nigel Farage. But Russell Brand? I don't know, I always thought he was a bit of an arse, but I found myself agreeing with many things he said, if not with the way he said them. He comes across as quite a vulnerable person I would say, almost childlike, insecure. But I do think he is bright and had some valid points to make.

    I disliked the man in the audience who shouted at him, who it turns out, is the brother of a UKIP MEP.

    Apparently, it transpires that Russell Brand has a stylist who straightened his chest hair before he went on, according to Farage. :lol: A fine example of playing the man, not the issues, I thought. :roll:

  8. by Lucylastic 13th Dec 2014 20:59

    Brand had two things to say really; Farage is dangerous and there is a mood of anger and resentment brewing. Both of those are accurate in my view. His response to the question of why with his huge following he is unwilling or unable to be a force for change himself, either inside or outside of the parliamentary system was weak.

  9. by C.G. 13th Dec 2014 21:01

    Lucylastic wrote:Brand had two things to say really; Farage is dangerous and there is a mood of anger and resentment brewing. Both of those are accurate in my view. His response to the question of why with his huge following he is unwilling or unable to be a force for change himself, either inside or outside of the parliamentary system was weak.

    I absolutely agree with your analysis. (How boring). I think that your second point is why I found RB to be almost childlike.

  10. by kinghelfer 13th Dec 2014 21:13

    C.G. wrote:
    Lucylastic wrote:Brand had two things to say really; Farage is dangerous and there is a mood of anger and resentment brewing. Both of those are accurate in my view. His response to the question of why with his huge following he is unwilling or unable to be a force for change himself, either inside or outside of the parliamentary system was weak.

    I absolutely agree with your analysis. (How boring). I think that your second point is why I found RB to be almost childlike.


    Its very easy to shout at politicians about what needs to be done when you are not going to stand for office and do it yourself. Its like the Monty Python "How to do it" sketch where they rid the world of all known diseases by telling the doctors and politicians to jolly well sort things out so there will never be diseases again..... :|

  11. by Winston Smith 14th Dec 2014 12:41

    Russell Brand...PARKLIFE!

  12. by Chudleigh 14th Dec 2014 17:34

    Winston Smith wrote:Russell Brand...PARKLIFE!


    Pond life, more like.

  13. by Chudleigh 14th Dec 2014 17:37

    kinghelfer wrote:
    C.G. wrote:
    Lucylastic wrote:Brand had two things to say really; Farage is dangerous and there is a mood of anger and resentment brewing. Both of those are accurate in my view. His response to the question of why with his huge following he is unwilling or unable to be a force for change himself, either inside or outside of the parliamentary system was weak.

    I absolutely agree with your analysis. (How boring). I think that your second point is why I found RB to be almost childlike.


    Its very easy to shout at politicians about what needs to be done when you are not going to stand for office and do it yourself. Its like the Monty Python "How to do it" sketch where they rid the world of all known diseases by telling the doctors and politicians to jolly well sort things out so there will never be diseases again..... :|


    The rational part of me agrees with you, but in my opinion this conglomerate of smug gits tend to get an easy ride. A bit more shouting at and tarring and feathering might bring them back to earth.

  14. by Lucylastic 17th Dec 2014 11:35

    Bit windy though. My elevenses have practically become lunch while I was reading that. Not to mention going cold.

  15. by Chudleigh 17th Dec 2014 13:25

    Well, there we go then.

  16. by C.G. 17th Dec 2014 13:29

    Lucylastic wrote:Bit windy though. My elevenses have practically become lunch while I was reading that. Not to mention going cold.

    Ditto here. It tried a bit too hard.

  17. by Chudleigh 17th Dec 2014 14:24

    He often sounds like a thirteen year old boy who has memorised lots of big words but who is unsure of the proper context of their use.

  18. by Winston Smith 17th Dec 2014 14:33

    Chudleigh wrote:He often sounds like a thirteen year old boy who has memorised lots of big words but who is unsure of the proper context of their use.


    Quite.

  19. by Lucylastic 17th Dec 2014 15:00

    I agree. He delivers memorised lines but cannot think on his feet, as we saw on Question Time.

  20. by WTF? 18th Dec 2014 12:54

    He appears to be the verbal equivalent of a riot. He wants change and for things to be sorted but doesn't have anything constructive to say that will improve matters. However, I do quite like his beard and think it suits him.

  21. by C.G. 18th Dec 2014 14:25

    kinghelfer wrote:
    WTF? wrote:.... I do quite like his beard and think it suits him.


    I like the way it covers up most of his face.... :mrgreen:

    You two are just sooo in touch with your inner female. :lol:

  22. by WTF? 18th Dec 2014 14:42

    C.G. wrote:
    kinghelfer wrote:
    WTF? wrote:.... I do quite like his beard and think it suits him.


    I like the way it covers up most of his face.... :mrgreen:

    You two are just sooo in touch with your inner female. :lol:

    Yes, frequently.

  23. by kinghelfer 19th Dec 2014 12:38

    C.G. wrote:
    kinghelfer wrote:
    WTF? wrote:.... I do quite like his beard and think it suits him.


    I like the way it covers up most of his face.... :mrgreen:

    You two are just sooo in touch with your inner female. :lol:


    I think we should get his beard soundproofed too - who's with me....? :mrgreen: