Support for the honest, always faithful, would-never-dream-of-philandering Russell Brand from an unlikely quarter following his difficult day at the Guardian office. The Institute of Directors’ Simon Walker is offering him the chance of redemption:
“The truth is that for all of us, even Mr Brand, profit is hard fought, hard earned and well deserved. We should never forget that profitable companies pay more tax, invest more and are more secure for their employees. Sadly I fear that many of those who are quick to criticise corporate success have never faced the challenges of running a business, never had difficulty raising finance, and never had to navigate the employment law minefield.
So it is with great pleasure that I offer honorary IoD Membership to Russell Brand, in the hope that he’ll visit any one of our premises – or our members – and see for himself that wealth creation is job creation, and that private enterprise can be an overwhelming force for good.”
Viva la revolucion!