‘They’ve betrayed the working classes!’ Noel Gallagher brands the Labour Party a ‘disgrace’ as former Tony Blair supporter vows he will never vote for them again
Noel Gallagher claims the current Labour Party is a ‘f***ing disgrace who have betrayed the working classes’ after failing to stop Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s landslide election win in 2020.
The former Oasis star has a lifelong association with the left-wing political party after growing up in Burnage, a predominantly working class Manchester suburb, during the Margaret Thatcher dominated ’80s.
But Gallagher, 54, insists he will turn his back on the ballot box at the next general election and may even consider launching his own political party instead of voting Labour, now under the leadership of Sir Kier Starmer.
Fuming: Noel Gallagher, 54, claims the current Labour Party is a ‘f***ing disgrace’ after failing to stop Conservative PM Boris Johnson’s landslide election win in 2020 (Pictured in November)
He told The Sun: ‘I f***ing hate the Labour Party, they’re a f***ing disgrace. What they’ve become now, a disgrace.
‘They’ve betrayed the working classes, they’ve betrayed ordinary people and they’ve allowed this shower to run the country for however long they’ve f***ing run the country.’
He added: ‘They are not capable of running an after-show party. I should start a new party called the After Show Party, it would be great.’
The musician had previously been a staunch advocate of former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s New Labour, with its modern outlook and emphasis on social justice, equality for opportunity and welfare reform.
Not folloiwing the leader: Labour is now under the leadership of Sir Kier Starmer
Considered a symbol of Britain’s flourishing late ’90s music scene and by extension the wider art community, Gallagher was famously invited to Number 10 Downing Street with his then-wife Meg Matthews following Blair’s election victory in May 1997.
Only two months earlier, he had made his support public during an acceptance speech at the BRIT Awards.
Gallagher told those in attendance that Blair ‘was giving a little hope to young people in this country’.
Former advocate: Gallagher was famously invited to Number 10 Downing Street with his then-wife Meg Matthews following Tony Blair’s election victory in May 1997
But the rocker admits he’s become increasingly frustrated with Labour and their inability to usurp David Cameron and Boris Johnson since Blair’s resignation in 2007.
Of Britain’s beleaguered current PM, he seethed: ‘He is the symbol of how f***ing disgraceful the Labour Party are.
‘If that man and this Conservative party won a landslide against the Labour Party then what are we saying about the f***ing Labour Party. A f***ing disgrace.’