Musician and political activist Midge Ure has admitted that he doesn’t know who to vote for in the general election on June 8 and thinks Theresa May shouldn’t be Prime Minister but the alternative, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is “marmite”.
The 63-year-old Ultravox frontman feels nobody in power is doing a good enough job and politicians are ‘uninspiring’ these days.
He exclusively told Yahoo Celeb UK: “I don’t like Theresa May, I don’t like the set up as it stands. I don’t think she’s particularly good, she shouldn’t be there. The Conservatives aren’t doing a particularly good job but the problem is there is no real alternative.
‘So unless the Lib Dems get their act together, I don’t know what’s going to happen. I think Labour lost it big time. … Corbyn is marmite.
“I probably will be voting but the problem is who for?”
And Midge is baffled by politicians like May, Corbyn, and Lib Dem leader Tim Farron, who come across as ‘wooden’ and are seemingly trained how to speak like robots to the public.
The ‘Man Who Sold The World’ hitmaker went on: “I mean I watch these people doing their party political broadcasts or making speeches and they are the most ineffectual I have ever come across. They send them to some place to teach them how to communicate with the public and they are the worst communicators in the world.
“I don’t know how they manage it I mean where do we find them? There’s not one that comes across as real or honest or genuine or speak from the heart and not from the autocue.”
The star is still very much a working musician and is sharing festival stages with the likes of UK chart toppers Charli XCX, Years and Years and Kaiser Chiefs (Cornbury Festival on July 9) this summer. And the star says young people will vote in their droves.
Asked does he wish to inspire young people into action, Midge, who co-wrote the 1984 Band Aid hit ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’, said: “I think young people have to vote and I think they were caught short on the Brexit thing and they didn’t think it was going to happen so they didn’t bother.
“And young people are the first people who can turn around afterwards and say, ‘hold on you’ve completely screwed up my future’ but once bitten twice show and they’ll be out in force putting their vote to good use.”