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Eddie Izzard’s Remain spending spree

Although Eddie Izzard’s kiss of death is famous throughout Westminster, the comedian-turned-campaigner still manages to bag prominent positions in losing campaigns. Take for example the EU referendum. Izzard was hired by the Remain camp to valiantly tour the country preaching to the youth of today about the positives of the European Union.

While his words failed to have the desired effect on polling day, they also cost him personally. Figures from the Electoral Commission today show that Izzard splashed £36,229 on his work for the Remain campaign. This included an impressive £127.95 on Nando’s and £260.46 at Wetherspoons.

Given that Wetherspoons was known as the Brexit-backing pub, Izzard inadvertently managed to help the Leave vote.

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