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Theresa May is “wonderful”, says Kate Bush

By | Published on Wednesday 30 November 2016

Kate Bush

It’s been a rough ride, this 2016 thing. We’re nearly there now. Nearly there. I’m sure 2017 won’t let us down. I mean, what could possibly go wrong? But 2016, oh, it’s still got some tricks up its sleeve. Like Kate Bush casually revealing that she’s a massive Tory.

Alright, alight, that’s not exactly what she said. However, she does think that Theresa May is “wonderful”, even though as far as I can tell she’s yet to do anything as PM that would enable anyone to form such a strong opinion on her either way. Other than praying a little. Oh, and she just got some dictatorship-level privacy invasion enshrined into law, so there’s that.

Though, if your default setting is ‘Tory: Probably awful’, then I guess it’s possible that there are people out there in this silly isle who automatically think, ‘Tory: Probably wonderful’. People like Kate Bush.

Speaking to right wing Canadian magazine Macleans, Bush was asked about a comment that her 1985 song ‘Waking The Witch’ was about “the fear of women’s power”, and if this fear is “stronger than ever” in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the US presidential election.

“We have a female prime minister here in the UK”, replied Bush. “I actually really like her and think she’s wonderful. I think it’s the best thing that’s happened to us in a long time. She’s a very intelligent woman but I don’t see much to fear. I will say it is great to have a woman in charge of the country. She’s very sensible and I think that’s a good thing at this point in time”.

I think that is Kate Bush’s way of saying, “Hey guys, 2017 is going to be just fine”. Fingers crossed.