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The Daily Beast Interviews Dan
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Sunday, 08 February 2009 16:21

Thanks to Jockeygal888 for letting us know that an interview that Dan did with Kevin Sessums for The Daily Beast is online! Dan talks about politics, Equus, Harry Potter and more!

You can check it out here!


Britain beat us at having a female leader. But could such a thing happen in England—a black man being elected as prime minister. Or how about a Pakistani?Â

I think that will be the next thing to happen. It will happen with an Asian guy before it happens with a black guy. I don’t know why that is, but English politics is just so overly white. It’s very much about the class structure. And particularly with the Labour Party being like it is. New Labour now. It’s so upper class, really. I mean you can’t criticize people for being born upper class, but that does seem to be the trend, and you just really feel you need somebody to go in and really shake things up. The thing is this is what my generation in England misses in politics and what America has just gained through this fantastic man, Barack Obama. We don’t have a figure we can all get behind. The parties in England are now so close together that people my age feel it doesn’t matter who they vote for because it’s going to be the same group of people basically in government. I mean, look at the last London mayorial election: The reason Boris Johnson got in is simply because he hosted Have I Got News for You a few times, which is an English satirical show. It was a vote for celebrity. But during that election, I was the only person I knew my age who voted. Not one of my friends even registered.

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 February 2009 16:35