"The working class have spoke and I’m one of them"

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John Lydon has defended Brexit, Nigel Farage and Donald Trump in a new interview.

Lydon appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Monday (March 27) when he described Farage as “fantastic”.

Lydon continued: “After that up the River Thames argument he had with Bob Geldof I wanted to shake his hand because it was silly beyond belief.”

“Where do I stand on Brexit? Well, here it goes, the working class have spoke and I’m one of them and I’m with them. And there it is.”

Lydon went on to describe American President Donald Trump as a “complicated fellow”, adding: “One journalist once said to me, ‘Is he the political Sex Pistol?’ In a way.”

You can read an interview with John Lydon in the next Uncut — now in UK shops and available to buy digitally

“What I dislike is the left-wing media in America are trying to smear the bloke as a racist and that’s completely not true, There are many, many problems with him as a human being but he’s not that and there just might be a chance something good will come out of that situation because he terrifies politicians.”

“This is a joy to behold for me. Dare I say, [he could be] a possible friend,” Lydon said. Watch the full interview beneath.

The May 2017 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring our cover story on Buckingham Nicks. Elsewhere in the issue, there’s interviews with Elastica, Mac DeMarco, John Lydon and Mike Love. We take a trip to Morocco – North African destination of The Beatles, Stones, Hendrix and more – and look back at the life of Laura Nyro. Our free CD collects great new tracks from Father John Misty, Mark Lanegan Band, Fairport Convention, Thundercat and more. The issue also features Wire on their best recorded work. Plus Future Islands, Lemon Twigs, Sleaford Mods, Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, T.Rex, Cosey Fanni Tutti and more, plus 131 reviews

Uncut: the past, present and future of great music.