Eddie Izzard joins Hope Not Hate anti-racism party


Eddie Joins Hope Not Hate Campaign Anti-Racism Party

Eddie Joins Hope Not Hate Campaign Anti-Racism Party

The Mirror’s Hope Not Hate anti-racism campaign rolled into in Brighton yesterday.

Eddie Izzard and ministers Ed Balls and Glenys Kinnock were among the crowd that turned out to urge campaigners to fight the BNP at the general election.

Nick Lowles, of anti-racism group Searchlight, said: “Nick Griffin may have made it into the European Parliament, but Hope Not Hate is growing. We are determined there will be no seats won by racists.”

Speaking at the event Eddie Izzard told the audience how inspired he had been by many of the people he had met on the Hope Not Hate campaign.

The comedian and actor added: “I was lucky enough to meet a Holocaust survivor and a veteran from the First World War, among many other inspiring individuals involved in this campaign.”

And Ed Balls apologised for the local election success of the far right in Britain.

He said: “I have to apologise for the BNP getting in in Yorkshire.

I promise you we’re going to redouble our efforts to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

The Mirror’s campaign bus has now made three annual trips across the UK celebrating modern, diverse Britain.

Written by Momo in: Politics & Causes |

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