Sunday 19 November 2017

Izzard: 'Britain is brilliant not broken'

James Tapsfield

Eddie Izzard has urged voters to punish David Cameron for "slagging off" Britain.

In Labour's latest party political broadcast, the comedian insisted the country was "bloody brilliant" rather than "broken", as the Tories have claimed.

Izzard, who last year completed 43 marathons in 51 days for Sport Relief, says: "Last year, I ran round Britain and you know what? Britain is bloody brilliant."

Meanwhile, a group of senior public figures has urged politicians of all parties not to talk Britain down as they fight for votes.

The warning came in an open letter signed by business and cultural leaders, including prominent Labour supporters such as actor Richard Attenborough and designer Terence Conran, alongside Muslim Council of Britain secretary general Muhammed Abdul Bari.

Irish Independent

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