Very Important Comedy: Russell Brand on Xenophobia

"You know that an immigrant is just someone who used to be somewhere else?"

The EU referendum is in three days. The reason I even point that out is because it feels like a lot of people in the Leave camp are exactly who this clip is mocking. It certainly doesn't feel controversial to say it's not a list you want to be on...

I'm sure some people voting to leave Europe – who are happy to lose things like freedom of movement and access to free healthcare across the continent, a working time directive, hygiene standards and so on – have actual reasons, rather than just a huffy notion that "they" shouldn't be telling "us" what to do. I haven't heard one yet, but that doesn't mean there aren't any. But almost every time I try to hear them out, I'm reminded of this clip.