-Tricky one this retrospective judgement thing when you were a participant in the excesses...
But this says it all:
"For a certain type of mournfully uncool man on the left, Russell Brand was quite the excitement. You only had to watch their little faces in his presence – lit up at being fleetingly indulged by the kind of guy who would probably have bullied them at school..."
So...according to Marina to fit in with the zeitgeist of the day either you had to be like Russel Brand or you were in the eyes of the opposite sex a " mournfully uncool" lefty.
But now in hindsight...rather than edgy rogues like Brand the mournfully uncool bullied-at-school lefties should have been what women really desired...or maybe not...cos they weren't and ummm...clearly still aren't.
But its a woman's prerogative to change her mind right?