Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Contempt of Parliament

This is Russel Brand, 36-year-old comedian, actor, columnist, singer, author, former alcoholic, sex-and-heroin-addict and all-round media person. Here he is pictured testifying before the Home Affairs Select Committee of the British Parliament on the important and serious subject of drugs and drug abuse.


Mr Brand turned up unshaven, uncoiffed, wearing a torn tank-top shirt and black jeans. He then proceeded to crack jokes, sneer at the MPs and play to the audience. He said nothing of actual use to Parliament and did his utmost to undermine the institution.

At the very least he should have have been told to go away and come back another day properly dressed for the occasion; incarceration in the Tower would have been more fitting though.

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