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5 May 2016, 16:54
Let's get funky/politically educated with The 1975 frontman.
Matty Healy recently sent out the below tweet regarding a term we are hearing a lot in the UK at the moment.
Also, can we all stop saying 'Brexit' as it's not a word— matty (@Truman_Black) May 5, 2016
Fair enough, but Matty may have left many of his US fans somewhat confused...
@Truman_Black wtf does brexit mean if it was a word— molly (@moonlightnbhd) May 5, 2016
@Truman_Black i have literally never heard of this 'word' until now— camryn (@Ioosechange) May 5, 2016
Don't worry The 1975 fans - we have you covered.
See, as you know, earlier this year saw the long-awaited release of The 1975's synth funk, 80s disco, emo-comedy, really very good odyssey album I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It.
And, at the same time, in the band's home nation, a debate was raging across every news outlet over "The Brexit".
Of course not!
The fact is, the dance moves of Mancunian mop haired legend Matty Healy are the only appropriate conduit to help explain just what the hell is happening in UK politics right now. So, let's look at the basics shall we:
It's the slightly stupid sounding abbreviated term for the debate on whether or not the UK should leave the European Union. Brexit = British Exit.
Outgoing London mayor figure Boris Johnson has come out in favour of leaving as have professional right-wing political Twitter trolls UKIP and some other prominent politicians from the ruling Conservative party.
Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn have stopped squabbling over who wears the best clothes and are actually agreeing for once, both publicly campaigning for staying in.
He ain't going nowhere!
There are lots of issues at stake including trade laws and regulations, security and military influence. However, by far the most talked about issue is free movement and jobs.
Which is cool. But UKIP and others argue that immigration is now out of control as a result of this and that UK workers get an unfair deal.
Well, right now the polls are split 55/45 as people struggle to choose.
Pick an argument guys, you're making us dizzy!
Vote day is June 23rd 2016. Any British resident over the age of 18 can go and answer the question "Should the UK remain a member of the EU or leave the EU?".
Matty will be at Glastonbury though so he'll have to register for a postal vote.