Noel Gallagher has dismissed Jeremy Corbyn’s brand of politics as “communism” – but insisted he would never vote Tory.
The Oasis star, who famously endorsed New Labour as they swept to power in 1997, says Tony Blair’s years in opposition were “amazing” but admitted he was left disappointed by their record in office.
Asked what he thought of Mr Corbyn, he said: “I don’t like communism.”
But he added: “I could never vote Tory because some invisible force field would stop me from putting my vote in the ballot box.
“Speaking as somebody from the left, I thought the New Labour years, coming up to 1997, were amazing. It was so exciting to be in England at the time, because there were so many things going on.
“But then, the Labour Party proved themselves to be ‘Meet the new boss, same as the old boss’, and until that changes, I’m not having it. The Tories don’t care about the vulnerable, and the communists don’t care about the aspirational.”
Gallagher, 48, grew up in the working-class suburb of Burnage in Manchester the son of a builder and a dinner lady.
He and his younger brother Liam were known as the bad boys of Brit Pop and had a well publicised rivalry with Blur, whose southern accents and arty backgrounds were in contrast to the Mancunians.