Graham Coxon: ‘America should be cleared like an overgrown field’

Blur guitarist reveals his 'dream' alongside Pete Doherty

Graham Coxon has said that his “dream” is to see the USA have “no importance in the world”.

The Blur guitarist, speaking in a new video for political/music organization Instigate Debate alongside Pete Doherty, said he’d like to see the country “start again”.

“Part of me wants to kind of clear America like an old overgrown field that needs the stubble burning and start again,” he said. “Just keep all the nice Americans somewhere while we do it. I think there’ll be a lot less oxygen being used, a lot less greenhouse gases.”

He added: “That’s my little dream fantasy, that they have no importance in the world, they’re not some sort of power, they think they’re policing the world, and we can actually get back to how it used to be when us and Persia were good mates.”

Coxon and Doherty also discussed topics including media monopolies, with the Babyshambles frontman questioning why anyone such as News International chief Rupert Murdoch would wish to own a large media empire.

“Why would anyone want to own all that, it’s a bit perverse,” he suggested. “Writing shit about me and my house, saying I’ve got a smelly house. Which I do. It’s my business. Why don’t you use the money for some cleaners and solve the problem?”

Watch the video interview by clicking below.

Instigate Debate are holding a “political circus” event on April 26 at London‘s Union Chapel featuring a debate between cultural figures and all of the main political parties along with a series of musical performances.

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