Outspoken Oasis star Noel Gallagher has slammed the party he once backed… by calling Jeremy Corbyn a Communist.
The lead guitarist and main songwriter of the Manchester band, which burst onto the Britpop scene in the early nineties, was asked what he thought of Jeremy Corbyn and replied: "I don't like Communism."
Gallagher, 48, was being interviewed for The Sunday Times' Style magazine when he made the controversial comments.
The married father-of-three famously backed Tony Blair in his 1997 campaign to be Prime Minister but was quoted before last year's general election as saying that he would not be voting for any of the main parties.
He appeared not to have changed his mind while talking to the magazine, saying: "I could never vote Tory because some invisible force field would stop me from putting my vote in the ballot box.
"Speaking as somebody from the left, I thought the New Labour years, coming up to 1997, were amazing. It was so exciting to be in England at the time, because there were so many things going on.
"But then, the Labour Party proved themselves to be 'Meet the new boss, same as the old boss', and until that changes, I'm not having it. The Tories don't care about the vulnerable, and the Communists don't care about the aspirational."
Gallagher and his younger brother Liam, Oasis' lead singer, grew up in Burnage, a working class suburb four miles south of Manchester city centre.
Their parents were a concreter and a dinner lady and their mum still lives in the house where the Gallagher brothers grew up, and where they taught themselves to play guitar in their shared bedroom.