Noel Gallagher

Delingpole on Cameron

It wasn’t just pig shagging that David Cameron got up to at university, according to James Delingpole they consumed quite a bit of weed too.

Thirty years on I still have to pinch myself sometimes when I remember that the?charming, likeable, not very political bloke called Dave I used to smoke dope?with is now the leader of one of the world?s most powerful nations.

But what I find even more surprising is that anyone should find it remotely odd?that the Prime Minister of Great Britain should have dabbled in drugs in his?youth.

Personally, I?d find it a lot more worrying if we had a Prime Minister of his?generation who hadn?t smoked the odd spliff in his time. Politicians are so tame?and career-safe, nowadays. We could do with a few with a bit of hinterland.

Noel Gallagher of Oasis was quite right a few years later when he said that?taking drugs ?like getting up and having a cup of tea in the morning.?

It certainly was for at least some of us at Oxford in the mid-Eighties.

Not all of us though, it must be said. If Dave and I had gone up to Oxford just a?couple of years later, we would have found a university awash with class A?drugs. By then Rave Culture had exploded and suddenly everyone was doing?Ecstasy and Cocaine. But when we were there, drug-taking was still a minority?pursuit. ?? Read more »

Noel Gallagher says Ed Miliband is a “****ing communist”, very hard to argue with that

Noel Gallagher has entered the UK election debate in a rather forceful manner.

Noel Gallagher has branded Ed Miliband a “****ing communist” and descibed Nicola Sturgeon as an “unpleasant little woman” with “cheap shoes”.

Appearing on Alan Carr’s Chatty Man, which will air tonight, the musician said “the nineties were great and that first period of New Labour, as they called it, was great.”

But in a significant turnaround from his days as a fan of the New Labour movement, the former Oasis guitarist said he was not interested in politics “this time around”.

High Flying Birds frontman Gallagher famously visited Tony Blair in Downing Street in 1997 after Labour’s landslide election. He was among the numerous stars at the former Prime Minister’s “Cool Britannia” party in July of that year.

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Asked by host Alan Carr if he has “fallen out of love” with Blair, he replied, “Not really. Happy days. Happy days for us all.”

He added: “The nineties were great and that first period of New Labour, as they called it, was great. They kind of lucked out a bit because when they got in the internet exploded, so the economy exploded.

“When politicians get in nothing really changes. If no one voted, and I?m not saying that no one should vote, but if nobody voted and you wake up the next day and no one gets voted in, we?re still going to go to work in the morning. Life?s not going to end.”

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Because nagging

Apparently we are all a bit afraid of telling the better half about poor investment decisions or losing money.

The article comes up with some reasons but they all mis the real reason we are a bit squeamish about fessing up.

When former Oasis front-man Noel Gallagher lost millions of dollars trying to set up his solo music career it took him a whole year to tell his wife.

Most of us don’t have that kind of money to lose or spend but the angst of telling the other half can be just as difficult. Clinical psychologist and senior lecturer at AUT University, Mark Thorpe, says there is no cook-book recipe as to why some people lie or try to hide their spending because it comes down to what money means to that person and what it represents in the relationship. “It’s a very loaded thing.” Thorpe said many people had a strong connection between love and money. But for others it also represented care, security, safety or dependence.

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