"This man is not a cartoon character ... He is a pound-shop Enoch Powell."
Russell Brand lands his best blow on Nigel Farage during Thursday evening's Question Time.
I couldn't bring myself to watch it all (couldn't stomach the thought of Farage's face for that long), but the clips I've seen suggested Brand was rather nervous and subdued and didn't make the most of the opportunity. Reviewing the experience on his blog, he had some more choice words for his opponent: "Farage is worse than stagnant, he is a tribute act, he is a nostalgic
spasm for a Britain that never was; an infinite cricket green with no
one from the colonies to raise the game, grammar schools on every corner
and shamed women breastfeeding under giant parasols."