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Big Question: should comedians get involved in politics?

Do the likes of Russell Brand and Al Murray help or hinder democratic engagement?

By Prospect Team  

The Pub Landlord supports our boys, but can he win our votes? © John Stillwell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Each week, Prospect asks experts, and our readers, to come up with answers to the questions dominating the headlines. 

This week, the comedian Al Murray announced that he would be standing in the General Election, competing for the same Kent seat, Thanet South, as the Ukip leader Nigel Farage. With a manifesto including pledges to…

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