Damon Albarn took to the stage at last night’s 2018 BRIT Awards armed with a skinful of booze and a few words that have been echoing around our brains for months.

The Blur front-man, 49, was accepting the Best British Band award on behalf of Gorillaz, when he felt it was time to express his thoughts on the Brexit situation. “This country is, believe it or not, quite a small little thing right,” he said.

“It’s a lovely place and it’s part of a beautiful world but don’t let it become isolated and don’t let yourselves become cut off.”

Damon continued: “Considering our size, we do incredible things in music.

“We’ve got a real spirit, a real soul, so don’t let politics get in the way of all that shit ok?”

Producers decided, in attempt to stop Albarn talking, to cut his speech short and dimmed the lights before cameras panned back over to host Jack Whitehall and stopped his fellow band-mates from accepting the award.

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