I reckon Noel Gallagher’s analysis regarding Jeremy Corbyn shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand. He’s highly intelligent and his 2011 interview on Newsnight says some home truths about British politics and society.
Brilliant interview by @StephenSmithBBC with @NoelGallagher on @BBCNewsnight In 2011 following the riots.
From 6m38s -
“When I was growing up. We were the working class and we were the lowest. There’s a level underneath that now - they’re the ‘can’t be bothered working class’ and they’ve grown into a culture of benefits...But there’s many reasons for those riots. There’s no excuse, but if you’re constantly bombarding young people on 24 hour television with a lifestyle that they can’t have - magazine for girls with two thousand pound handbags, X Faxtor and all this kind of celebrity lifestyle which is frankly what all young people want. You constantly bombard them with that and no hope of ever getting it. Then a few of them get together and they’re like “let’s put Curry’s window through - at least we’ll get a couple of tellies out of it.” You can’t expect them not to behave like animals when they’re uneducated like animals.”
Asked about David Cameron’s effort in the US launching ‘GREAT Britain’, rebranding, Noel said:
“...They’re just vague one liners to appease the people on the news channels. They don’t mean anything.
“It all boils down to basic human values in the end and if you don’t give people work and if you don’t educate them, society crumbles. The end. That’s it. So you can do as much as you like for businesses and small businesses, you know, loophole tax...it really all comes down to basic human needs - work and education - and if you’ve got that, people have respect themselves and respect for each other, eventually.”