Rainbow George hopes comic Russell Brand will back new ‘John Lennon-esque’ political party
PUBLISHED: 17:30 27 December 2013 | UPDATED: 17:43 27 December 2013
One of Hampstead’s most colourful characters is calling on comedian Russell Brand to get behind his latest political venture.
Self-styled “village idiot” Rainbow George, who became known in Hampstead for his squatting of a £700,000 house in Perrin’s Court, launched the Paradise-Pursuing People-Powered Party (The PPPPP) earlier this month to coincide with the 33rd anniversary of musician John Lennon’s death.
The 73-year-old, also known as George Weiss, said: “The party is very Lennon-esque and imagining helping to bring about a Lennon-esque world which has no countries and where the people of the world would be sharing together.
“I’ve always carried the John Lennon flag. This is very much a music-led, very peaceful revolution.”
George, who now resides in a Highgate residential home, is urging people to download one of three songs – written by him and available to buy online for £1 each – which will automatically register them as a member of the PPPPP.
Having appeared on Russell Brand’s former BBC Radio 2 show on a number of occasions, George is confident the comedian will support his new party – the latest in a string of parties founded by the pensioner over the years.
“I’m really hoping that Russell is going to get involved,” he said. “I’m confident that Russell will be involved.”
To download a song and become a member of the PPPPP, visit www.thesilverdreamers.bandcamp.com