In case you're unaware, the Merry Old United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is holding it's general election tomorrow. Huge governmental changes coming tomorrow. And this ad with Eddie Izzard is the kind of political spot the British people get? Talking?! And when I say "talking," I don't mean "accusing" and "condemning." I mean something a bit closer to "informing" and "persuading."
Oh, England. How so very droll you are…
Tags: Conservative Party (UK), David Cameron, Eddie Izzard, Gordon Brown, Indecision Internationale, Labour Party (UK), United Kingdom
From the CC Insider…
The UK has given America The Beatles, The Office and white people, but now we yanks are giving something back: Comedians in politics. Taking a cue from Al Franken, Eddie Izzard tells Newsweek that he's thinking about a political career…
Do you want to run for office?
Yeah. Don't you think I should?
Sure. Why not?
If you think I should and I think I should, then I should. I do like people and trying to make things work. We've got to make it work in Europe. People are very worried about sovereignty and the loss of sovereignty. I think the stakes are if we don't make the European Union work, then the world is screwed. End of story.
Do you have any big ideas for Europe?
Logical governance is the thing. It already exists. It's called subsidiarity, which is based on Catholic theology and is basically the idea that governance happens at its logical level.
Hey, why not? If John McCain can make it in politics, I think all cross-dressers should have a shot.
Tags: Eddie Izzard, Matt Tobey, United Kingdom