Oh dear. Hopefully this is a huge joke, a big ruse played by Graham Coxon and Pete Doherty, who have decided they need to sit down together and debate the burning issues of the day. The pair met with an organization named Instigate Debate for this conflab, and they even allowed themselves to be filmed while doing so.
If you can peel your hands away from your eyes, you can hear Coxon say things like: “Part of me wants to kind of clear America like an old overgrown field that needs the stubble burning and start again,” and “Just keep all the nice Americans somewhere while we do it. I think there’ll be a lot less oxygen being used, a lot less greenhouse gasses.” If any world leaders are reading, as I’m sure they are, there’s your solution to handling America and environmental issues in one fell swoop. Someone give this man a government post, pronto.
Obviously parts of this are supposed to be humorous, but it’s excruciatingly painful viewing, especially as the level of debate starts low and plummets rapidly. “Should we legalize cannabis?” asks the interviewer, followed by a long pause, and a warning from Doherty that cannabis can make you “mental.” Yes, Pete Doherty is now warning us about the dangers of using drugs.