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Libertines frontman Pete Doherty's take on Brexit

Libertines frontman Pete Doherty says that Brexit could be good for music - but could also break up his band.

The singer - who moved to Margate with his bandmates to set up the Albion Rooms studio and hotel - is the only member of his present band, The Puta Madres, with a British passport.

In an interview with Channel 4 News about Brexit, Pete Doherty said: "I can feel like in Watership Down when the fields start to turn black, because of all the propaganda we are getting fed because of Brexit.

Pete Doherty said Brexit could break up his band. Picture: Channel 4 News
Pete Doherty said Brexit could break up his band. Picture: Channel 4 News

"I don't believe that this great British nation is capable of doing that to itself and destroying my band in the process, because I'm the only British passport holder in the band."

The 40-year-old, who first achieved fame in the early 2000s with the Libertines and then the indie group Babyshambles, said that Brexit will be the "best thing" for the music industry.

He added: "It [Brexit] will be the best thing in the world for music. You'll get the most insane new wave of the most incredible [music].

"You''ll see the difference between writing a poem in prison and writing a poem in a cottage by a lake, there will be an incredible backlash."

Pete Doherty. Picture: Mike Gourlay
Pete Doherty. Picture: Mike Gourlay

Last year, Pete Doherty made headlines after his dogs reportedly attacked and killed a cat in Cliftonville.

He hit the headlines again in August when he succeeded in a challenge to eat a giant breakfast in less than 20 minutes at the Dalby Cafe in Cliftonville.

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