Eddie Izzard standing for Sheffield Central MP
I have read MP Rosie Duffield has allegedly threatened to leave the Labour Party if comedian Eddie Izzard is selected to stand in the next general election on an all-women shortlist (1.) This is where I got the above photo from.
I have mixed feelings over this. I do security in a gay bar and we have 20 or so crossdressers come in on Saturday nights- all but two of them are straight men whose wives and girlfriends do not know. I have no problem with crossdressers. They come to a gay bar because it’s safe for them.
We have lots of straight women come to the club because they can have a night out without being hassled by men. However, they do complain that there are so many gorgeous men but none are available!
I have no problem with gay people. When it comes to a job I don’t care about anyone’s sexual preference- what matters is the best candidate for the job. Very recently a lady very close to me was seen by a gay doctor. For some reason, he asked if she was comfortable with seeing a gay doctor. I just said, “We don’t care so long as you can do your job.”
Eddie Izzard is going to stand in the Sheffield central constituency. Now I have friends in Sheffield central and I can tell you that you can pin a red rose to a donkey in Sheffield central and people will vote for it. They used to call Sheffield the Socialist republic of South Yorkshire. Sheffield Central also covers the area where a sizeable number of students from Sheffield Hallam university live.
This will further increase the chances of winning the seat. I think this is just to be seen as politically correct. It’s another bandwagon that Labour is jumping on.
However, I can also see it blowing up in Labour’s face and this is just the start.
(1) MP Rosie Duffield has allegedly threatened to leave the Labour Party if comedian Eddie Izzard is selected to stand in the next general election on an all-women shortlist. https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2022/09/27/rosie-duffield-labour-party-conference-eddie-izzard/