Noel says quitting the EU is a “black day”
Noel posted an Instagram picture of the EU flag changed from blue to black, with the comment “Black day”. Liam tweeted: “Stop the world, I’m getting off.”
Liam hadn’t previously commented on the referendum, while Noel had said that the issue was too complex to be trusted to the population to vote on.
Noel had told Canadian radio station CBC: “I don’t think we should be given a vote. I see politicians on TV every night telling us that this is a fucking momentous decision that could fucking change Britain forever. “It’s like, OK, why don’t you fucking do what we pay you to do, which is run the fucking country and make your fucking mind up?”
Noel added: “What are you asking the people for? 99% of the people are thick as pig shit.”
The fact the brothers seemingly share an opinion comes as Liam has shown recent signs of thawing in his attitude to Noel. Having deleted a homophobic tweet about Russian hooligans following England’s Euro 2016 game, Liam wrote: “If I’ve upset anybody with my tweets I apologise. That includes you RKID. As you were.”
Liam has rarely expressed his political leanings, while in January Noel said Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was a “Communist” whose politics are out-of-touch and not aspirational enough to appeal to voters. He added that he was disappointed with Labour’s record in office under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.