The Labour leadership ballot may have closed, but that hasn’t stopped Jeremy Corbyn securing some magical new backing.
The favourite to take over the Labour party has some support from Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe.
The actor told The Big Issue that he warmed to Corbyn because he reminded him of a favourite teacher. However, despite the beard and an attachment to old ways of doing things it’s not Dumbledore Radcliffe is thinking of.
The Big Issue: You have been away a few months – have you noticed a change in the country?
Daniel Radcliffe: “I am fresh to it all but it is incredible what is happening with the Labour leadership election. It is so nice to have people excited about somebody. We are so used to politicians lying. For my entire lifetime, I have never looked at a politician and thought what they were saying was true. Even when they are being sincere, it feels so scripted. This show of sincerity by a man who has stuck to his beliefs long enough that he knows them and doesn’t have to be scripted is making people sit up and get excited. I read Tories were signing up to Labour to vote for Corbyn. I hope it blows up in their face – an amazing display of arrogance.”
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