Source: Big Issue
A massive Twitter rant by JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter novels, despairs at the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn winning the Labour leadership election, while singing the praises of the years when war criminal Tony Blair led the party. Actor Daniel Radcliffe, who played the lead in the Harry Potter films takes a different view.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 had an endorsement 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.
“In the only sit-down, casual interview I have seen with Jeremy Corbyn, he talks about his allotment and making jam,” said Radcliffe, “so he reminds me in the loveliest way of my English teacher, who is someone I am very, very fond of – so he has a fast track to my heart!”
Corbyn has energised politics, he added.
“It is incredible. It is just so nice to have people excited about somebody. It seems to be more or less because they are excited about sincerity. I think we all suddenly realised that we are so used to politicians lying. Even when they are being sincere, it feels so scripted that it is hard to get behind them.
“I feel like this show of sincerity by a man who has been around long enough and stuck to his beliefs long enough that he knows them and doesn’t have to be scripted is what is making people sit up and get excited. It is great.”