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Eddie Izzard: “Human rights need to be more important than religious rights”

The comedian and activist tells Prospect he has been attacked in the street. But as history shows society can, slowly, move forward

By Prospect Team   August 2017

Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for SiriusXM

We have to head towards a world in which everyone has a fair chance in life. So, if I was in the position of ruling the world, I would try and ensure that everyone has that fair chance. It should be the right of every citizen of the world to have the chance of a job, bring up a family, have democracy, have human rights. That should be the right of every citizen—all 7 billion of us. Only the extreme right would disagree,…

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