Friday 18 August 2017

Eddie Izzard backs Jeremy Corbyn as he reveals political ambitions

The comedian is a long standing Labour supporter.

By Joe Nerssessian

Eddie Izzard has revealed his intention to become a Labour politician after speaking out in support of Jeremy Corbyn.

The 55-year-old comedian voiced his vision of politics that would “get the whole world of seven billion people all having a fair chance”.

Eddie, who is releasing a new memoir, Believe Me: A Memoir Of Love, Death And Jazz Chickens, told The Times Magazine: “I don’t really want to do the politics, but I think I have certain attributes.”

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“You have to be able to distil what are the essences of things that are going on, to see a positive vision forward.

“A lot of people with decent values will not go into politics because they feel they are going to get pummelled. I am proud of my country, but I want to reach out to other countries.”

He added: “I like Jeremy Corbyn. He believes in what he says.

“I would much rather have a Labour Party government than a Conservative one led by Theresa May.”

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Eddie, who identifies as transgender, stated that he would be campaigning for Labour in “boy and girl mode”.

Speaking on the change of political understanding of transgender issues, he said: “I do feel we have crossed into a place of more political acceptance.

“It’s allowed now. I have boy genetics and girl genetics.

“That’s what I’m pushing for. I think I’ve got through the net now.”

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