Alessio Rastani: David Cameron and Barack Obama Are 'Slaves To The Capitalist Gang Bang'
Just when it looked like his 15 minutes of fame were over Alessio Rastani has struck TV gold again.
This time he’s described David Cameron and Barack Obama as "slaves to the capitalist gang bang."
Rastani was dragged out for a second opportunity – this time by ITV’s Adrian Chiles - to air his thoughts on why Goldman Sachs runs the world.
On That Sunday Night Show a sheepish Rastani, with gelled back hair and smart dark suit, was booed and hissed by the audience before being grilled by the panel of guests.
He was told he was “talking rubbish” and host Chiles even goaded him over the suburban area of London where he lives. For those who don't know, Rastani's home area of Bexleyheath in south London is not deemed as desirable as Mayfair or Belgravia.
“You can’t be that flipping clever,” Chiles laughed at him.
But Rastani held his ground and continued with the approach which won him so much attention following last week’s interview on the BBC.
"I don't know how many of you are thinking of buying your first property or your first house. Maybe you're still looking to get on the property ladder. I don't know about you, but would you want to buy a house at the peak of 2006 when property prices were going through the roof?
“Or would you rather wait and buy it cheaper?"
But host Chiles said: "Most people here are probably property owners who are mortgaged to the hilt, who are absolutely screwed if property prices fall."
One panelist then erupted: "Where are they meant to get money from? Oh, don't talk rubbish. You are talking rubbish now"
Rastani kept looking down and smiling to himself as former Home Secretary Alan Johnson, also on the panel, then added: "People, they don't want to be in the quick buck culture.
“You actually do represent a view and I tell you what, that's the problem. He [Rastani] represents a view of people who have a lot of power over you and a lot of power over your futures.”
But delivering his final comment Rastani said: "The fact is folks, look, if you're thinking your government's out there, hey Mr Cameron or Mr Obama is out there in control, guess what, they are nothing more than slaves to the capitalist gangbang.
“Now that sounds kind of leftist thing to say, but guess what, that is true."
There was an awkward silence in the audience before Adrian Chiles added: "Can I just ask you Alan [Johnson], did you ever go to a capitalist gang bang while you were in government?"
Amid laughter he then turned on Rastani again: "You can't be that flipping clever otherwise you wouldn't be living in Bexleyheath."
Answering questions about the BBC interview Rastani confirmed again he was not a hoax: "The thing about me is sometimes when I speak itcomes out wrong and it's my fault," he said, before being clapped and booed off by the audience.