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Nigel v Russell will make for tough Question Time

FACE OFF: Nigel Farage and Russell Brand
FACE OFF: Nigel Farage and Russell Brand

Would-be MP Farage to take on leftie firebrand

TWO of the most controversial political figures in the country Russell Brand and Nigel Farage, will clash in a Canterbury edition of Question Time tomorrow (Thursday). It has been billed as a clash of the Titans with fireworks expected.


Comedian and social activist Mr Brand is a left-wing campaigner who has previously called the Ukip leader “that racist bloke”. Meanwhile Farage said, in a column for The Independent, that Brand “talks in riddles about how he’d run the country” and “doesn’t really say anything”. When asked by the Times what he was expecting from the clash, Mr Farage cheekily replied:

“I am a very busy man, haven’t had time to think about the debate.”

Mr Brand – who was brought up in Grays in Essex — has become a social campaigner in recent months, calling for greater taxation on the rich, among other things. Mr Farage is standing for the parliamentary seat of Thanet South. Also on the programme, which allows members of the public to ask questions about the big issues of the day to leading public figures, will be Labour MP Mary Creagh, and a number of other guests yet to be confirmed. This will be Mr Brand’s second appearance on Question Time, and Mr Farage’s eleventh. Applications to be among the show’s audience were filled out last week and it is understood that the questions will be decided today and tomorrow.

Herne Bay Times, December 10th 2014

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