Noel Gallagher on Brexit Vote: “99 Percent of the People Are Thick as Pig Shit”
“I like the fact that it sounds like a cereal; a bowl of Brexit!”
By Matthew Strauss | Source: Pitchfork
Today, the UK is voting on a historic referendum that will decide if Britain will leave the European Union. Musicians and industry figures have been speaking out on the “Brexit” vote, largely voicing their support for staying in the EU. The latest artist to speak out: Noel Gallagher, who told the CBC yesterday that he wasn’t even sure if he was going to vote. “I’ll decide to vote on the morning,” he said. “I might be busy.” Gallagher’s apathy stems from his believe that there shouldn’t even be a referendum on the Brexit. He would rather leave those big decisions to the politicians, who “didn’t fucking ask us for a referendum when they were going off to war, did they?” Said Gallagher:
I see politicians on TV every night telling us that this is a fucking momentous decision that could fucking change Britain forever and blah, blah, blah. It’s like, okay, why don’t you fucking do what we pay you to do which is run the fucking country and make your fucking mind up....What are you asking the people for? 99 percent of the people are thick as pig shit.
See what others, like Johnny Marr, Brian Eno, Portishead, Four Tet, Disclosure, Elton John, and Jessie Ware, had to say about the Brexithere. Read “The UK Leaving the EU Would Change the European Music Industry” on The Pitch.