What’s with the BBC and Russell Brand? Ah the 1960s agitprop

Two interviews in fairly quick succession on the flagship current affairs programme, Newsnight. What had he to contribute? Reports suggest that both sessions could only be described as pathetic.

Then Question Time, which the BBC had trailed as being Brand vs. Farage (the other panellists must have been well-pleased with that billing!)

Presumably, QT is aimed at a serious and intelligent audience. On neither count does Brand qualify. He has the political nous of a thick 12-year old.