Eddie Izzard: Cross-dresser, Traveler... politician?
In an interview with Newsweek.com, Izzard feels that he might want to participate in European Union politics. What's his big issue? "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."
He supports a type of governing known as subsidiarity, which is a Catholic principle that states "that nothing should be done by a larger and more complex organization which can be done as well by a smaller and simpler organization," according to the Acton Institute. Hm. So that means that he wants to work within the European Union to ensure that it has less power? Am I right there?
Anyway, I'm not sure that we need to take this too seriously just yet. Izzard is too busy acting -- in the article, he also discusses filming Valkyrie with Tom Cruise -- and doing stand-up. In fact, he'll be out on tour with a new stand-up set, in which he'll be in "blokey mode," meaning the most he'll be wearing is a little eyeliner, "but less than Keith Richards wears."
Oh, and if you're a Wikipedia fan, you're in luck; that seems to be the major source of Izzard's stand-up act. So, even if some of the stuff he says isn't quite right, at least it'll be funny.