Jamie T: Politicians ‘acted despicably’ during Brexit debate

Singer tells NME he’s angry at ‘patronising shit’ from MPs

Jamie T has accused politicians of “acting despicably” during the debate on whether Britain should leave the European Union.

In NME’s new cover interview – available nationwide today (August 19) – the singer said he was angered by “patronising shit” spoken by politicians during the campaign.

Jamie, full name Jamie Treays, said: “We’ve just been through something as a country, where the most interesting part to me was the despicable way politicians acted. It’s become very clear to a lot of people just how much spin is involved in all this shit.”

Treays explained he was reluctant to discuss politics, saying: “When I get asked about politics, I just think about Noel Gallagher and Tony Blair.” But the song ‘Police Tapes’ from his new album ‘Trick’ addresses his view that politicians are talking down to the public.

Treays said: “It’s this black-and-white view of the world where it’s like ‘I’m not going to explain what’s going on to you, but I’ll tell you this story of good and evil and freedom’ and I think that’s the most patronising shit. That really gets to me.”

‘Trick’ is released on September 2, featuring previewed tracks ‘Tinfoil Boy’ and ‘Power Over Men’. He tours from September.

The new NME featuring Jamie T’s cover interview is available nationwide now. His interview will be available digitally today.

Jamie T will play:
Dublin Olympia (September 27)
Belfast Limelight (28)
Birmingham O2 Academy (October 1)
Cardiff University (2)
Portsmouth Guildhall (3)
Leicester De Montfort Hall (5)
Southend Cliffs Pavilion (6)
Brixton O2 Academy (8-10)
Bournemouth O2 Academy (12)
Liverpool Olympia (13)
Leeds O2 Academy (15)
Newcastle O2 Academy (16)
Glasgow O2 Academy (17)
Manchester O2 Apollo (20)
Sheffield O2 Academy (21)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (22)