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Will you /would you vote for him?
or the european parliament. 2020 is such a long time away he might be a different person then so it's difficult to even discuss it beyond kind of HAS BORIS TURNED IT INTO A JOKE JOB kind of thing. i like eddie izzard though. saw him in paris twice.
I don't know how useful mild transvestism will be in post-apocalyptic London.
as he's assuming that the 2016 candidate/potential victor would be there just for a single term.
If he wants to run an independent campaign then he's free to select whatever date he chooses.
I guess he doesn't want to do that just yet.
Johnson still writes his 'chicken-feed' columns for the papers.
And he doesn't act in films.
I don't know if we have any laws regarding publicity stuff like in the US but if we do presumably he can't do those things without taking time away from campaigning. On top of that, the BBC had to drop Melvin Bragg when he was made a lord so they might not be able to have Izzard on in a non-political capacity for similar reasons.
What are you on about?
Did you give your account to meths to run or something?
"The programme's prominence in Radio 4's schedule meant that Bragg's elevation to the House of Lords as a life peer necessitated Bragg's relinquishing of an involvement in the programme"
They just shifted him to In Our Time and he's still presented dozens of others for the BBC.
But it shows that they have to be careful about how shows are aimed and what people appear in.
You're the one who seems to think that while he's Mayor Izzard can still go off on world tours and continue his current life.
TheoGB: I think it's because it means retiring from his current job.
marckee: It doesn't mean that.
You can still do stand up that doesn't require lengthy world tours.
If he didn't want to do world tours and the like he wouldn't do it. He'd just do stand up in small clubs. What you're saying is a bit like claiming Radiohead could just play Koko every now and again and not bother writing or recording albums, if they had a lot of other stuff taking up their time.
Stop trying to get pedantic.
He can still be a comedian/writer/whatever and be the Mayor Of London. It doesn't mean that he has to give all of that up totally.
and actually 'just' be a public servant
So let me rephrase my original post here
I think it's because it means giving up touring around the world and the country loads, and doing any big acting roles in Hollywood films and the like, and the occasional bit of incredibly time-consuming charity which is what he's been doing with his time for ages.
I guess he doesn't want to give that up just yet and go back to just being a writer and smalltime comedian.
back a few months because of Alan Sugar's position as a Labour Peer - they couldn't have him on in the election period.
Read further, dumbass
You certainly couldn't do it while spending 2 months on set or performing nightly around the country.
A column doesn't take any time at all.
I kind of don't really get why Izzard would want the Mayor's job.
and what better job could an action transvestite have?
his clearly working his way up
But that doesn't mean Izzard would have to retire entirely. He could write his stand up in the same way that Boris writes his column and then do a series of dates when he's on recess or something.
He'd be able to come back to it afterwards as well, unless he get very ambitious, like Boris.
that you get crap as you get older. He's already nowhere near the comedian he was 15 years ago.
is voted into office based solely on their comedic value.
but fuck it
<pause for obvious punch line>
but 2008 was a while ago so maybe Eddie Izzard can inject a bit of respectablitly into the role. Seems like a decent chap.
(I presume that's what he'd be running as?)
no, for Labour
probably still better than most of their drones.
oh man I just looked up 2016 on wikipedia and it lists George Galloway as "considering" running. IMAGINE THAT, LONDONERS.
He was one of the most prominent people on the pro-Euro campaign, of which the LibDems were the main political party, so maybe you're thinking of that, as he shared a platform with Charles Kennedy and the like a few times.
Labour was split on the issue but he was a spokesman for the yes campaign, which might have made him look like a Lib Dem.
i hope he orders Penne all'Arrabbiata at the canteen
but i thought this picture didn't get enough attention on here recently
but it seems to largely be the same market-led thinking that has created a massive shortage of housing in parts of the country and some potentially interesting rhetoric that won't help if you rely on a market-led solution -=SIGH=-
I'd be quite up for a UKIP/Greens coalition for our next government.