Millions of Britons are expected to vote in the United Kingdom's general election next Thursday, but Noel Gallagher won't be one of them. The former guitarist for rock band Oasis told talk show host Alan Carr he couldn't endorse any of the candidates. Digital Spy reported he criticized conservative Prime Minister David Cameron for not attending a televised BBC debate April 16 but said he didn't like Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, either. "I think that Miliband, if he gets in, is just going to fail us," Gallagher said. "He is a f------ communist."
Gallagher's appearance on "Alan Carr: Chatty Man" is set to air Friday in the U.K. -- less than a week before the general election set for May 7. All 650 seats in the House of Commons will be up for grabs in what Reuters calls the closest election in memory. Cameron's Conservative Party, Miliband's Labour Party and Nick Clegg's Liberal Democrat Party are the largest groups vying for control of the government.
Gallagher, perhaps best known for the song "Wonderwall" and now the frontman of the High Flying Birds, said he had planned to vote absentee but missed the deadline. He'll be out of town May 7, but "I would have voted for the most ludicrous thing -- the monster raving loony party or something," he said, adding that "nothing really changes" with new politicians.
Gallagher was not the only celebrity to weigh in on the May 7 election. Actor Martin Freeman appeared in Labour Party promotional videos, according to BBC News, and author J.K. Rowling has previously donated to the same party. Actor Hugh Grant earlier this week endorsed Inverness candidate Danny Alexander, a Liberal Democrat.
Comedian Russell Brand recently released a recorded YouTube interview with Miliband. The Associated Press reported Cameron later came out to say Brand's decision was "a joke" but supported his opponent's attempt to motivate voters. "Progress comes from people demanding change, politics responding, not all the way, and people pushing for that change to carry on," Miliband said. "But without politics, without government, the change doesn't happen."