According to actor and comedian Eddie Izzard, if you hate the right-wing, and the religious and political extremists, then you’re not alone.
While he’s five years away from running for any sort of office, he nevertheless told Ora.TV host Larry King that he’s fairly confident that he can count on popular support when he runs for mayor of London.
Izzard is a member of the Labour Party and has been since 1995, although in 2013, he confirmed that he was going to seek election as the mayor of London, or a position in Parliament, if the mayoral position was already filled by a fellow party member.
“It doesn’t have a large amount of power, but it’s very high-profile,” Izzard said, speaking of the position. “A profile equivalent to a Cabinet minister. If you’re a Cabinet minister, that is a high position of power. But it’s more of a cheerleader for London. You’re in charge of transport, and polic
When asked what he thought about David Cameron by King, Britain’s conservative and current prime minister, Izzard said that “He is center right, so I’m okay with that. He’s not my party — ‘It’s more about the few than the many.’ He said he wouldn’t take apart the National Health Service, and he sort of did.”
Izzard however, had little patience for the far-right-wing; according to Izzard, 80-90% of the world is aligned against the far-right, the religious extremists, and the political extremists:
I’m kind of ambitious. I’m positive on people. I want me to do well. I want everyone to do well. I hate the right wing. I hate religious extremists and political extremists, and I think the vast majority of the world are with us. It’s like we’re all generally center-right, center-left, center-center. And that’s 80 to 90 percent of the world.
According to Izzard, the other 10% are religious extremists with “simplistic” ideas regarding politics.
“Politics is complicated,” Izzard said, “But the public who elects us, they want us to get the complexity and try and drive a simplified field through it. Get a direction on it.”
Watch his remarks below:
[h/t and photo credit RS]