London: Noel Gallagher is furious at suggestions that he praised former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in a recent interview, insisting that quotes were blown out of proportion.
According to an article published in Live magazine over the weekend, the 44-year-old musician rocker was quoted as saying that Thatcher rules with an “iron rod”, and “there was work ethic” under her regime.
“Normally I would wait until something happened before I mithered you but someone has just made me aware of a headline they came across on this here Internet. Now 99 times out of 100 I wouldn’t bother with such nonsense but I feel outraged, so for the record…” the Sun quoted him as saying.
“There is a headline that implies that I am of the opinion that the years spent under the rule of... Thatcher, was good for the soul. I’ve read the story and I must say it’s very misleading; any great working class art, fashion, youth culture etc came to be in spite of that woman and her warped right wing views and not because of them,” he said.
The rocker had declared that kids had a better work ethic when Thatcher was the PM, and there was a different way of thinking in the 1980s.
“We were brought up under Margaret Thatcher.
“There was a work ethic — if you were unemployed, the obsession was to find work.
“Now these kids brought up under the Labour Party and whatever this Coalition thing is, say, ’Forget that, I’m not interested. I wanna be on TV’,” he said.
He, however, made it clear that was not a fan of the former Tory Premier.
“Any great working class art, fashion, youth culture etc came to be in spite of that woman and her warped right wing views and not because of them,” he said in his blog.