Nigel Farage taken to task, by Eddie Izzard

Nigel Farage taken to task, by Eddie Izzard

Nigel Farage began a recent Ukip party political broadcast with the words "and now for something completely different", while he told a radio caller last month that he was "not the Messiah, I'm a very naughty boy".

Well, comedian and longtime Labour supporter Eddie Izzard has had enough of the Ukip leader's appropriation of Monty Python quotes.

During a campaign visit in Halesowen and Rowley Regis, Izzard, who has said he wants to run for mayor of London in 2020, said:

If Nigel Farage is setting himself up as a funnyman I don't think that's really going to work. I don't think by pretending to be Monty Python he's going to actually get anywhere because people who actually like Monty Python are people who are not going to vote for the UK Independence Party.

Running and hiding from Europe is not going to change anything. You've got to be engaged in Europe to change it. It's not going anywhere. If we pull out of Europe, Europe's not going to disappear off into the ether.

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