Noel Gallagher says Britain better under Thatcher, slams Twitter & warns Adele

Noel Gallagher says Britain was much better under Margaret Thatcher - and has slammed the Twitter generation.

The Oasis star reckons there's no work ethic under today's government and that lazy kids would rather "retweet than buy records".

Speaking in an interview with the Mail on Sunday he said: "We were brought up under Thatcher. There was a work ethic — if you were unemployed, the obsession was to find work.

"Now, these kids brought up under the Labour Party and whatever this Coalition thing is, it's like, Forget that, I'm not interested. I wanna be on TV.' It was a different mindset back then."

And he reckons that the Thatcher regime created an environment for a much more creative arts industry.

He added: "Under Thatcher, who ruled us with an iron rod great art was made. Amazing designers and musicians. Acid house was born. Very colourful and progressive.

"Now, no one's got anything to say. Write a song? No thanks, I'll say it on Twitter. It's a sad state when more people retweet than buy records."

Talking about the current music industry, the 44-year-old, whose new single 'Dream On' from 'High Flying Birds' is out March 12, said female artists have got no staying power.

Noel Gallagher reckons Adele's career will be short-lived

He added: "I feel sorry for girls in the music industry. They do have a very short shelf life.

"For instance, Duffy: who? Gone. She was massive. And I don't doubt for a second that the same thing will happen to Adele."