"F***ing get over it", says man who has held noisy public feud with own brother for 20 years
PUBLISHED: 16:27 16 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:45 16 November 2017
Noel Gallagher was today branded a "lad" by Nigel Farage after telling Brexit opponents to "f***ing get over it".
The former Oasis guitarist and songwriter said that, although he did not vote in the EU referendum and was himself a Remainer, there had been too much “noise” in the aftermath.
The comments, from a man feted by New Labour at the height of Cool Britannia, won him the support of the former Ukip leader, who Gallagher had previously accused of not looking "like he could be mentally capable of running a corner shop".
In a Facebook Live interview with Vice's music channel Noisey, Gallagher said: “In England, the Brexit thing, it’s like, I can’t believe there’s so much noise about it."
"You know what I mean?," he went on, perhaps in reference to the first single from Oasis' noisy and interminably long third album Be Here Now.
"It was put to the people as a vote, the people voted. That’s democracy. F***ing get over it.
"I didn’t vote because I didn’t think we should have been given the vote in the first place because as ordinary members of the public how are you qualified to talk about the break-up of the oldest continent in the f***ing world?
“Then the people trying to get the vote overturned, they used to call that fascism. But they don’t call it fascism any more because they’re f***ing ‘right on’.
“Personally, I don’t think we should have left the [European] Union because I feel right at the time of it happening, we turned our back on the French, who were going through some dark terror s**t.
“But it’s happened now. It was a legal vote. F***ing get it done and let’s move on.”
The comments were shared on Facebook by Mr Farage, who added: "I think the correct term here is 'lad'."
Prior to the vote, Gallagher said he was opposed to putting the issue to a referendum as "99% of the people are thick as pigs**t". Following the result he shared a picture of a black-and-white EU flag on Instagram and declared it a "dark day".
Noel's brother Liam, with whom he has fought a lengthy, loud and ill-tempered battle through the media for the best part of a quarter-century, said earlier this year: "I love Europe. I guess the borders have got to be tightened but all that stuff about going ‘this is my country’, I don’t get that.
“We all live under one sky. I certainly don’t sit there and go ‘this is my f***ing England, stay out’, but I think we should definitely keep an eye on who’s coming in and out of the country."
“That just makes common sense because you don’t want a load of loony c*** coming in. But good people should be allowed to move and groove wherever they want”.