Water has flowed under Tower Bridge since the Brexit referendum in 2016 and the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, but Noel Gallagher has always had it bad. Just throw him on the subject for him to let go of the horses. And in the Big Issue, dated May 12, the emblematic brother of Oasis did not hesitate to descend the political system in the United Kingdom and the situation of his country.
"In the suburbs of Manchester, where I was born, everything is blocked," he said. "I'm sorry for the young people growing up in this country now, Brexit has been an absolute disaster."
"There's not even a fucking egg in the supermarket anymore"
For him, a step backwards is necessary and he appeals to politicians. "It will be a living nightmare until a politician has the balls to hold a referendum and campaign for a return to the EU. Nothing works in this country anymore. Politics is not working. Social services are not working," he said.
And to conclude with a question of the utmost importance: "There are not even fucking eggs in the supermarket anymore".
However, in 2019, in the Manchester Evening News, the artist with the high verb declared not to have gone to vote. "On Brexit Day, I thought, 'I don't want to go to the polling station, who could vote to leave Europe? It's an absurd idea." And you wake up the next day thinking, "Fucking shit!" " he said sheepishly.
A tour with only five dates in Europe
If he found the idea absurd, he nevertheless thought, at that time when the exit of the United Kingdom was not effective, that it was necessary to deal with it, the population having spoken. He even thought it was "a shame to see people trying to cancel this vote". And to qualify the actions to cancel everything and return to Europe as "fascism pure and simple".
But that was before he saw what Brexit means. The artist is indeed going on a world tour in just two weeks with his entire team and band, the High Flying Birds, which requires visa applications and other administrative paperwork to travel all his instruments. Proof that everything becomes more complicated when you want to sail between the United Kingdom and Europe: Noel Gallagher has announced only five dates in Europe, including November 11 at the Zenith in Paris, while on his previous tour, between 2018 and 2019, he had performed 29 concerts.
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