Noel Gallagher has entered the political fray, giving his views on New Labour and David Cameron.
Noel Gallagher is never one to keep his views locked in. When holding court, the one time Oasis guitarist shifts from topic to topic, each explored with his acidic wit. Close friend Russell Brand guest edits this week's edition of the New Statesman, focussing on themes of revolution.
As expected, Noel Gallagher agrees to take part with Brand immediately probing him about his involvement with New Labour. Asked if he had any regrets, the High Flying Bird said: "Nah, not really. It was a great time in history. The grip of Thatcherism was being smashed. New Labour had been brilliant in opposition. When Tony Blair spoke, his words seemed to speak to people, young people. Call me naive but I felt something – I’m not quite sure what it was, but I felt it all the same. I do regret that picture at No 10 that night, though... I can still smell the cheese!"
Somewhat strangely, Noel Gallagher has quite a mellow attitude towards current Prime Minister David Cameron. I don’t mind him, to be honest" he said. "No-one actually takes him seriously, do they? All that 'call me Dave' gear – hilarious."
Claiming to admire Winston Churchill and one time Labour backbencher Dennis Skinner, Noel Gallagher also had fond memories of Tony Blair - because he "played guitar and smoked a bit of weed (allegedly!)".
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