Liam Gallagher: I’d crack a politician round the head if I saw drug-taking

Liam Gallagher has said he would hit a politician "round the head" if he saw one taking drugs.

The former Oasis rocker recently said he would be a good candidate for Downing Street because has "dabbled in drugs", after a number of politicians confessed to prior drug use.

Conservative MPs Michael Gove and Andrea Leadsom, who were both in the party's leadership race, recently admitted to taking drugs years ago.

Gallagher told BBC Breakfast: "If I did see a politician taking drugs he'd get a crack round the head. (I'd say) 'What are you doing you doughnut?'

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"They're meant to be running the country, aren't they?"

Asked if he has ever seen a politician taking drugs, the music star said: "No, I don't hang about with politicians, and I don't hang out with celebrities who hang out with politicians or these fake rock and roll stars that hang out with politicians.

"I just hang out with my Mrs and my kids and my mates. I don't knock about in that vibe."

Gallagher tweeted last week: "My name is liam Gallagher I have 4 beautiful children I have dabbled in drugs over the years I've had many number 1s now send me the keys to no10 I'll sort this pile of shit out WHY ME? WHY NOT."

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LONDON - DECEMBER 22: Rock star Liam Gallagher of Oasis (R) and his wife actress Patsy Kensit (L) attend a concert by The Who at SHepherd's Bush Empire, London on December 22 1999. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
File photo dated 06/06/19 of Liam Gallagher, who has written a song for his 22-year-old daughter Molly Moorish after meeting her for the first time last year.
Liam Gallagher attending the As It Was Premiere at Alexandra Palace Theatre, London.
File photo dated 17/8/2018 of Liam Gallagher who has been interviewed under caution over an alleged altercation at a London nightspot.
Liam Gallagher performing on the first day of Rize Festival at Hylands Park, Chelmsford.
Liam Gallagher performing live on stage at Arena Birmingham in Birmingham, UK. Picture date: Tuesday 12 December, 2017. Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/ EMPICS Entertainment.
Liam Gallagher and Debbie Gwyther attending the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2017 held at the Tate Modern, London.
Liam Gallagher attends Supersonic Premiere - Manchester 2nd October 2016.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: (L-R) Liam Gallagher and Fiona Shackleton arrive at The Family Court on September 16, 2015 in London, England. The former Oasis front man met Nicole Appleton, also a singer with the girl group All Saints, in 2000 and went on to have a son Gene. They split in 2013 after he fathered a child with American journalist Liza Ghorbani. The hearing takes place in private. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Liam Gallagher performs on stage as part of an evening of The Who music in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on November 11, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Mick Hutson/Getty Images)
(Left to right) Andy Bell, Liam Gallagher and Gem Archer of Beady Eye backstage at the Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset.
Liam Gallagher performs with Beady Eye during the first performance day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Somerset.
Nicole Appleton and Liam Gallagher arriving at the 56th BFI London Film Festival Gala Screening of Crossfire Hurricanes, Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square, London.
EDITORIAL USE ONLY. FOR USE FOR 60 DAYS ONLY FROM DATE OF TRANSMISSION. Liam Gallagher performing with Beady Eye on the first day of the Reading Festival in Berkshire.
FOR USE FOR 60 DAYS ONLY FROM DATE OF TRANSMISSION Liam Gallagher of Beady Eye performing on the NME Radio 1 Stage at the Reading Festival, at Richfield Avenue in Reading.
Liam Gallagher on stage to collect the award for 'BRIT's Album of 30 Years' won by Oasis during the BRIT Awards 2010, at Earls Court, London.
Liam Gallagher with his wife Nicole Appleton walk through Heathrow Airport in Middlesex. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday August 7, 2009. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher performs on stage during the Brit Awards 2007 at Earls Court Exhibition Centre in central London.
Members of British rock band Oasis pose for photos ahead of a concert in Hong Kong on Saturday, February 25, 2006. From left are, Gem Archer, Noel Gallagher, Andy Bell, and Liam Gallagher. (AP Photo/Lo Sai Hung)
Liam Gallagher, left, and Nicole Appleton, right, back stage during the Glastonbury Festival, held at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset , England, Saturday June 26, 2004. (AP Photo/Yui Mok/PA) ** UNITED KINGDOM OUT MAGS OUT NO SALES **
Oasis singer Liam Gallagher performing on stage at the Point Theatre Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
Singer-songwriter Noel Gallagher (left) and his brother Liam (right), from the pop group Oasis, at the NME Carling Awards at The Planit Arches, Shoreditch, in east London. 18/8/01: Fans of Oasis have a chance to see the anniversary show as tickets go on sale. * exactly 10 years after their first ever gig. The band are playing six UK dates later this year - their first of 2001 in Britain - for which they have turned their back on the usual stadiums to perform to just a handful of fans. The tickets were due to go on sale at 10am but fans have been queuing for hours in Glasgow, Manchester and London to make sure they are among the chosen few. A spokeswoman for the band said This is a rare chance to see the band in such small venues. There are only around 4,000 tickets available for each of the cities. Oasis are playing three cities which are close to their hearts and which proved important in their early days.. 6/10/01: Rock superstars Oasis will unveil new material as they begin a series of intimate shows to celebrate ten years as a band. The Gallagher brothers have turned their backs on large stadiums to embrace six shows in smaller venues, the likes of which they have not played for years. The dates are the first in the UK this year and sold out within minutes of going on sale this summer.
Collect photograph dated 2000 of Sarah Lawson and pop star Liam Gallagher taken outside Liam Gallagher's London home. Ms Lawson's father pleaded guilty to helping his suicidal mentally-ill daughter to end her life. * Father-of-two James Lawson, 52, of Hove, West Sussex, helped his daughter, Sarah, 22, take a drugs overdose, which failed to kill her, and then placed a plastic bag over her head, before using a pillow over her face and his hand to suffocate her, in April last year. The roof tiler had denied the murder of his daughter but changed his plea today before the start of a trial at Maidstone Crown Court in Kent, to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. 8/6/01: Her father was being sentenced for killing his suicidal mentally-ill daughter to end her misery. *26/07/04: A report into her case has said that she was 'failed' by mental health experts assigned to her and that the team which treated her was 'dysfunctional'.
LONDON - FEBRUARY 6: British pop stars Nicole Appleton and Liam Gallagher enjoy an embrace at the NME Carling Awards at Planet 2000 in Shoreditch on February 6, 2001 in London. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 6: British pop stars Nicole Appleton and Liam Gallagher enjoy an embrace at the NME Carling Awards at Planet 2000 in Shoreditch on February 6, 2001 in London. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Oasis star Liam Gallagher leaves London's Portland Hospital after visiting his baby son Lennon Francis, who is still receiving in-patient care almost two weeks after his premature birth . * 28/10/99: Gallagher has revealed how fatherhood has made him give up drinking after he feared he was becoming an alcoholic. Speaking in Q magazine, Gallagher, 27, reveals how the arrival of baby Lennon forced him to curb his rock n' roll lifestyle. (Photo by Michael Crabtree - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Liam (L) and Noel Gallagher from the band Oasis at a press conference in London to announce that bass player Paul 'Guigsy' McGuigan has quit the band - a little over two weeks after guitarist Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs did the same. * 10/1/02: Passive smoking is far more of a risk in the home than elsewhere, a new study showed. Researchers found that non-smoking men were exposed to nearly a third more second-hand smoke than women. Socio-economic factors also had a major impact on passive smoking. Non-smokers in the most deprived areas had 50% more exposure than people living in the most affluent neighbourhoods. The study, led by Professor Martin Jarvis at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund's health behaviour unit, is the largest ever investigation into adult exposure to passive smoking in the home. (Photo by Fiona Hanson - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

The singer-songwriter, 46, also said he does not think the Tories should have another chance to run the country, because it should be "three strikes and you're out".

He said: "We've already had two that no-one's really voted for.

"Get the other party in or whoever's next, not just Labour – the Green Party or whoever else it is."

Gallagher said he does not know much about Brexit, and that his main concern is the spate of knife crime in London.

He said: "Every time you wake up in the morning some 16-year-old kid is being knifed to death, and I've got kids that are that age, out and about, going and doing their thing, living and being young.

"That freaks me right out."

Gallagher also told the BBC Breakfast that he is not watching Love Island this year after previously revealing himself to be a fan of the reality series.

He said: "I fell into it last year but I haven't watched a bit this year, which is good.

"It's like not doing drugs. You wake up in the morning going, 'Did I watch Love Island?' and go, 'No, I didn't, yes!"

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