You may be thinking a little too much of yourself Russell

It’s my fault the Tories won, says Russell Brand: Comedian claims he ‘broke the country’ by telling voters to stay away from polls as he speaks at anti-austerity march

We might be able to drop the “may” there.

34 thoughts on “You may be thinking a little too much of yourself Russell”

  1. Since turnout went up at this election and the labour vote went down we can deduce:

    – voters don’t give a shit what that twat says regarding whether to vote or not
    – voters don’t give a shit what that twat says regarding who to vote for when he changes his mind about voting or not

  2. He might have a point by mistake. I doubt anyone listened to him about not voting, but Ed Miliband making a high profile visit to his court…

    That was grievous mistake and I suspect a lot of people thought the less of Ed because of it.

  3. So Much for Subtlety

    Shhh! Don’t say a word. Perhaps if we blame him for every single “Tory” policy, he will feel so bad, he will shut the f*ck up and we will never hear from him again.

  4. @Ralph, and publicity for the loony left helps the Tories too. Rather than keeping the publicity within their circle of friends it should be spread far and wide so more realise how stupid lefties are.
    #LeftiesAreStupid

  5. So Much for Subtlety

    Theophrastus – “And the ‘little’, too.”

    You be thinking a too much of yourself Russell?

    You both sound like you are from Norfolk.

  6. BTW, the photos in that Mail story are gorgeous.

    I don’t think I can link to them here or it’ll end up in Tim’s spam filter, but check them out at the link above.

    A Crackerjack pencil if you can spot all of the following:

    * Malcolm X reincarnated as an effete white hipster
    * The middle aged man with mutton chops, a paunch, and Daisy Duke shorts
    * Riot Grrrl
    * “Let the Hunger Games Begin”

    And best of all, “Toddlers against Austerity”. I couldn’t have put it better myself.

  7. We just had an election where over 20 million voters voted for parties that were going to have austerity. Technically all the parties were – higher taxes are also a cause of austerity!
    And we are supposed to listen to at best a few tens of thousand people who presumably either voted for a party with austerity or did not vote!

    If there was such support for stopping austerity then there would be three hundred marches organised with 30 million people….

  8. I am personally a product of the welfare state – not least because I signed on for eight years while I learned to be a comedian, so somewhat grateful for it.’

    Well, that gives me a warm glow inside… Money well spent…

  9. Martin Davies,

    “And we are supposed to listen to at best a few tens of thousand people who presumably either voted for a party with austerity or did not vote!”

    That’s why these marches are basically futile. If you’re living in a society that doesn’t respect rights, you have little choice but to take to the streets: civil rights marches in America, crowds in Bucharest who were angry with Ceaucescu.

    These people had a say. We gave the Green Party a place at the leader’s debate, some TV and radio interview time. The public said no.

    And they’ve got every right to protest, but it does suggest a bit of a crybaby tendency. They failed to make the argument, so they keep making the same argument. They blame the system, but if we changed the system to any of the others, they’d still hate it because UKIP would have gained so many more seats than the hard left parties.

  10. Guido has some anti-austerity* marchers’ opinions on dear Russell. Wth video.

    “F**k Russell Brand… He should not be on the stage here… You have no f**king place here, you’re disgusting…”

    “You’re a turncoat, Brand… sell us a book on revolution and then tell us to vote Labour… f**k off back to Miliband you tw*t.”

    *Dear old Aunty Asterity. Miserable bitch. Never had a good word to say about anybody. And when she hit the sherry…

  11. @Kevin B

    The comments below the video are as amusing, if not more, than the video itself. I quite like:

    “GOOD!! I’m glad!! He’s a fucking two faced sell out, a zionist just like his bum buddy Milly Band!! Fuck Brand and his zionist murdering pedophile cronies!!”

    Particularly since, when challenged about Brand’s pro-Palestine statements in the past, this poster retorts: “Well he can’t be seen to be all bad now can he! What is he doing in the Groucho Club in London where only elites go? Why was he flashing an ‘Obey’ sign at Katy Perry on the red carpet rendering her speechless? What was that pathetic excuse for an interview with zionist and blackguard Millyband all about? Where were the serious and pertinent questions? He’s NORMALIZING horror if you look at it more deeply. He’s a sell out and I do not trust him!”

    So perhaps things are worse than we first thought. It’s easy enough to find this intellectual exchange of wits: the angry poster is called “TruthSeekingElf”. Only thing I’m left wondering is whether it’s a cis-elf or a trans-elf.

    (Brand has his supporters too… “Go watch the trews if you want answers. What is that chick going to get at the end of the day, her problem is still going be there. Hurling like that just makes her look like an uneducated dumb attention seeker. Love you Russell for all that you have done for us in the community. ” When asked what exactly it is that Brand has done, the reply is “So many things, I can’t even talk about. He have me purpose in life when I was at my lowest. Because of him I’m alive and happy. He inspires me everyday to be a better person. He is genuinely a good hearted person. Love you Russell!!” A literal life-saver, and with free shags for life too by the sound of it. So clearly Mr Brand doesn’t have too big head at all, all things considered.)

  12. So Much for Subtlety

    Incidentally, and off topic, a government advisor drawn from the Jewish Council for Racial Equality regrets calling the police “institutionally racist”. Notice he does not regret it because it is true or because it is not, but because it put the police forces’ backs up:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3133470/Key-adviser-Stephen-Lawrence-inquiry-admits-mistake-brand-Metropolitan-police-racist.html

    However he thinks the two great successes of his little campaign were abolishing Double Jeopardy and exploiting the murder to bully the rest of us into feeling ashamed. Or as he puts it giving “the Lawrence family the opportunity to educate the whole of Britain about the black experience of the police”.

    The Left simply never lets up. It is sad to see anyone death exploited for their consciousness raising in this way. Especially as there is no good reason for thinking Dobson or Norris were guilty of his murder.

  13. SMFS

    I can recall more than a decade ago being mildly surprised when some bing from the then CRE added the ‘massacre at Jenin’ to a litany of ‘racial oppression’ that everyone was required to pay Obeisance to on Holocaust Memorial Day, only to nearly choke on my coffee when the next entry on the list was ‘the murder of Stephen Lawrence’ which was apparently in the same League as the holocaust or the massacre of the Armenians. How much more warped things have become since then – and as you say, it’s symptomatic of the Left’s relentlessness – the sooner the ‘Socialist tax’ and assisted emigration to North Korea, Cuba and Venezuela can be introduced the better….

  14. Oh, that’s hilarious.

    Note that he’s only apologising for the unintended consequences of his conclusion, not for his conclusion itself.

    On a related note, I actually house-shared with his daughter for 3 years at university….. Small world.

  15. I can recall more than a decade ago being mildly surprised when some bing from the then CRE added the ‘massacre at Jenin’ to a litany of ‘racial oppression’ that everyone was required to pay Obeisance to on Holocaust Memorial Day

    Oh lawd, the “massacre at Jenin”. If ever there were an example of Churchill’s remark about a lie getting halfway around the world while the truth is still putting its boots on, that was it.

    Like a lot of these cases, it was almost as if the demented lefties here wanted the Israeli army to commit a massacre of innocents, and were almost disappointed when they found the truth didn’t support their narrative.

  16. “Like a lot of these cases, it was almost as if the demented lefties here wanted the Israeli army to commit a massacre of innocents, and were almost disappointed when they found the truth didn’t support their narrative.”

    Oh, just like the disgusting lefty glee in the US when they finally got their gen-u-wine white supremacist “conservative” massacre.

    Appalling.

  17. So Much for Subtlety

    Van_Patten – “only to nearly choke on my coffee when the next entry on the list was ‘the murder of Stephen Lawrence’ which was apparently in the same League as the holocaust or the massacre of the Armenians.”

    We still have no idea why Lawrence was killed as there is still no real evidence of who did it. No one admitted it was a racially-based killing. The two convicted may have done it. They may have done it because they hated Blacks. Who knows? It is absurd to leap to assume it was a hate crime much less a hate crime on par with the Armenians.

    It is Matthew Shepherd all over again – the Left finds an excuse to push through their political agenda by exploiting the death of someone so that anyone who objects to their agenda can be smeared as a homophobe or a racist. In fact Shepherd was not killed in a hate crime. There is no reason to think Lawrence was either.

    But of course Ironman and BiG are here to do the Left’s work for them.

  18. “We still have no idea why Lawrence was killed as there is still no real evidence of who did it.”

    I didn’t follow the trial in detail, but I seem to recall that the new forensic evidence was quite strong — microscopic droplets of SL’s blood on a jacket and his hair on other clothes. IIRC, the defence claimed police contamination for the hairs, but could not explain the blood. Taken with other circumstantial evidence, this new forensic evidence was sufficient for the jury to convict. Do you think the conviction is unsafe?

  19. Well I’m pretty confident those arseholes killed Stephen Lawrence. The issue is why the original investigation was so flawed.

    And the answer was that the murderer’s Dad’s were the local villains and they had the police in the local nick in their pockets.

    When challenged for an explanation as to the shittiness of the original investigation, the police went for the easier, and convenient for the narrative, answer of “institutional racism” rather than the more truthful old fashioned corruption.

    Now as usual we’re dealing with the unintended consequences.

    As regards the Charleston murders, how big do you think Al Sharpton’s boner was when he heard the news?

  20. When challenged for an explanation as to the shittiness of the original investigation, the police went for the easier, and convenient for the narrative, answer of “institutional racism” rather than the more truthful old fashioned corruption.

    The first time I ever laid eyes on a blog was by following a link in The Times to Peter Briffa’s long defunct Public Interest blog. The Briff had written a Thunderer column that said the policemen involved should have been fired for incompetence rather than the entire police force branded racist. It was straight-talking that I’d rarely seen up to that point, and got me into his blog and then others.

  21. As regards the Charleston murders, how big do you think Al Sharpton’s boner was when he heard the news?

    What I do know is that Facebook is full of foreigners – mainly Brits and Australians – putting up posts such as “3,000 people killed on 9/11 = war; 32,000 killed per year by guns = nothing”, declaring that a blanket ban on guns is an effective and straight-forward solution, claiming the issue of gun control in the US is “never debated”, and otherwise adding about as much value as the Americans when they weighed in on the Northern Ireland issue.

  22. Tim, its also amusing that a lot of americans believe we have made it illegal here to own guns.
    I’m sat at the moment around 2 miles from the local gun shop and have 4 shooting clubs I know of within a 10 mile radius.
    We can own guns, just have restriction on carrying them in the streets.
    We have perhaps similar checks on gun ownership here as some states do. Yet its extremely rare to hear about someone deliberately shooting anyone with a legal gun.

  23. “We can own guns, just have restriction on carrying them in the streets.”

    As in most of the States, even those with “constitutional carry”, you still have to own it legally, not be prohibited from owning, and don’t take it anywhere you’re not supposed to.

    “We have perhaps similar checks on gun ownership here as some states do.”

    UK is extremely lax compared to Chicago, DC and NYC.

    “Yet its extremely rare to hear about someone deliberately shooting anyone with a legal gun.”

    As it is in the states actually, outside of legitimate self-defence.

  24. The US gun control debate is bonkers.

    First thing to say is this evil little bastard might have been stopped in his tracks after he’d plugged the first couple of people if someone else there had been armed.

    It’s only ‘might’, sure, but those people were left completely unprotected, and they were at least arguably left unprotected by laws forbidding them from carrying lawfully-owned weapons in a concealed manner.

    Criticism of the leftist lawmakers who insisted they remain unarmed? None. Criticism of the NRA for pointing this out: massive.

    The vast majority of gun murder in the US involves illegal weapons, and even where it doesn’t it’s already illegal to murder people – it’s not imediately clear to me how passing laws to make it illegal to possess firearms in a country which is awash with illegal firearms will do anything to stop people murdering people with firearms.

    The left are using the undoubted horror of this situation for political purposes. Quelle surprise.

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  26. So Much for Subtlety

    Theophrastus – “I didn’t follow the trial in detail, but I seem to recall that the new forensic evidence was quite strong — microscopic droplets of SL’s blood on a jacket and his hair on other clothes. IIRC, the defence claimed police contamination for the hairs, but could not explain the blood.”

    A microscopic droplet. That new technology had discovered. Both are most likely to have come from contamination in the lab. The clothing was stored from 1994 to 2006 in a police lab – with no blood on them or hairs. They stabbed him to death and got no blood on their clothes? At least none that could be discovered in the 20th century. Then new technology comes along. All very convenient.

    This is the same level of police work that saw Barry George jailed for the murder of Jill Dando. A tiny amount of gunshot residue that the lab detected.

    “Taken with other circumstantial evidence, this new forensic evidence was sufficient for the jury to convict. Do you think the conviction is unsafe?”

    They installed secret cameras in the suspects homes. They got a year’s worth of thuggishness and racism. But not a single admission that they had attacked Lawrence. Thuggishness that they released to the public and so contaminated the jury pool. But no admission. I find it very hard to believe that a group of low IQ murderers would not have revisited the murder at least once.

    It is the most f**ked up verdict in recent history.

    Johnnydub – “And the answer was that the murderer’s Dad’s were the local villains and they had the police in the local nick in their pockets.”

    They may be guilty. There is no evidence they are but they may be. However there is none for this either. It looks like retroactive rationalisation.

    Martin Davies – “Yet its extremely rare to hear about someone deliberately shooting anyone with a legal gun.”

    And yet people manage to shoot each other with illegal guns. It is actually quite hard to acquire and hold on to a legal gun in the UK. The police will quietly wait until your license expires and then come around to seize them the next day.

    Interested – “The left are using the undoubted horror of this situation for political purposes. Quelle surprise.”

    So 19 people get shot at a picnic. The Left does not care. Black on Black murder does not help them push their favorite narrative that Whites are to blame for everything. So they rush to South Carolina. They ignore Detroit and Philadelphia.

    Quelle surprise.

  27. So Much for Subtlety

    Tim Newman – “The Briff had written a Thunderer column that said the policemen involved should have been fired for incompetence rather than the entire police force branded racist.”

    A policeman who is unaware that you can arrest someone on reasonable suspicion is, ummm, unusual.

    But it was a terrible case. None of the eyewitnesses could identify any of the attackers – odd if they were locals. More likely that it was a Black-on-Black crime and no one wanted to snitch. When the police tried to prosecute, they tried to prosecute someone else. So did the Lawrence family. They tried Neil Acourt and Luke Knight. Acourt was picked out in a line up. The Lawrence family tried to prosecute them too – and added Jamie Acourt, Gary Dobson and David Norris to the list. The Lawrence prosecution dropped the charges against Jamie Acourt and David Norris.

    So after almost two decades of smearing these people in public – step forward the Daily Mail – and undercover ops designed to entrap them, they eventually decided to try Norris and Neil Acourt.

    The most likely explanation is still that if they did it, they were pretty damn smart to clean up so quickly.

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