Noel Gallagher says there is a lack of choice among the current UK political party leaders and he won’t be voting in the General Election next week.
In an appearance on Alan Carr: Chatty Man on Channel 4, the former Oasis guitarist branded Labour leader Ed Miliband “a f***ing communist” and referred to SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon as “the other unpleasant little woman from over the border”.
The 47-year-old famously backed New Labour in 1997 but explained his current political apathy, saying:
I’m not sure I can get behind any of them at the minute. The fact that Cameron didn’t turn up for the debate is a disgrace. I think that Miliband, if he gets in, is just going to fail us.
When politicians get in, nothing really changes. If no-one voted, and I’m not saying that no-one should vote, but if nobody voted and you wake up the next day and no-one gets voted in, we’re still going to go to work in the morning.
Life’s not going to end. But I’m not going to vote this time because I missed my postal vote and I’m going to America in the morning. I would have voted for the most ludicrous thing – The Monster Raving Loony Party or something.
Gallagher’s friend, Russell Brand, recently changed his anti-voting stance, urging people to back the Green Party.
Let’s hope Noel won’t look back in anger at his decision to abstain from voting this year… I’m here all week.