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Eddie Izzard’s faulty political antennae.

Paul Waugh reported earlier that Eddie Izzard is to embark on a four-day whistlestop tour of the United Kingdom in support of the ‘Yes to AV’ campaign. Whilst I applaud the endeavour, one can’t help thinking that he should stick to the comedy and charity fundraising – both of which he excels at. Assuming, as all polls now suggest, the ‘Yes’ campaign is unsuccessful on Thursday, it will have been yet another embarrassing political misjudgement on Izzard’s part.

This is the man, you might remember, who campaigned for Britain to adopt the Euro (a now laughable position, given the eurozone’s current crisis), who continually backed Gordon Brown’s leadership of the Labour Party, who played a big role in Labour’s 2009 European election campaign (where they finished an awful 3rd behind UKIP, and only just ahead of the Lib Dems), and who figured prominently in Labour’s disastrous General Election campaign last year.

Izzard’s political antennae are clearly faulty, if not broken.¬†Almost without exception, every political campaign he has ever been involved with has proved, ultimately, unsuccessful. Could someone please suggest to him that he offers to help Ken Livingstone next year?