Russell Brand labels Nigel Farage "pound shop Enoch Powell" and says he is scared to stand as MP

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Russell Brand labels Nigel Farage "pound shop Enoch Powell" and says he is scared to stand as MP

Final Madeleine McCann interviews to take place

Portuguese police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are expected to finish their questioning of witnesses today. 

Madeleine disappeared from Algarve resort Praia da Luz in 2007, aged three.

After British police began probing the case, it was reopened in 2013.

Police have not yet said whether they have made any progress with the case. 

Twitter brands Question Time “posh Jeremy Kyle” 

Comedian turned activist Russell Brand and UKIP leader Nigel Farage clashed last night on Question Time. 

Twitter responded by labelling the show “posh Jeremy Kyle.” The fiery debate between the two prompted strong reaction in the studio as well as online. 

Mr Brand, who called Nigel Farage “a pound shop Enoch Powell”, referring to the late Conservative politician who gave the controversial “Rivers of Blood” speech, found himself unpopular with many in the audience. 

An elderly man called for Mr Brand to stand saying: “Stand. Stand for parliament. If you’re going to campaign, then stand.”

The comedian replied “I’d stand for parliament but then I’d be scared that I’d become one of them.” 

As the audience shouted in derision, the man cut in and said “You can’t preach that!”

Nigel Farage was equally unpopular, with one audience member labelling him “a racist scumbag.” 

Twitter responded to the show by comparing it to a pantomime. 

Café owner gets cereal-sly annoyed after his prices are questioned 

The owner of an east London cereal café which charges £3.20 per bowl shut down an interview after being questioned over prices. 

Gary Keery was asked by Channel 4 presenter Symeon Brown: "Do you think local people will be able to afford £3.20 cereal?"

He replied: "If they're poor, probably not then. Can we stop this interview? Because I don't like the questions that you're asking me."

Mr Keery opened the Cereal Killer Café in Shoreditch on Wednesday. The average for the salary for the area is £11,400 a year, according to the Tower Hamlets Food Bank. Almost two thirds of of children in the borough are classed as living in poverty. 

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