Olly Alexander talks about Brexit, Corbyn and open relationships

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The 26-year-old openly gay Years & Years vocalist talked to to top BBC gay journalist Evan Davis at National Student Pride. He told Davis that he spent ‘a lot of my early 20s in back-to-back relationships’ and he enjoyed it, although he insists that such relationships should be based on total honesty. ‘I don’t think we should be pitting [different relationships] against each other. It’s not like one is better than the other,’ he added, ‘We don’t really allow ourselves those discussions. We are all taught one relationship model. It’s bonkers your partner has to be your best friend, your protector, your confidant, fulfill you sexually. There’s a lot for one person. It’s crazy how diverse we are but we have one relationship standard.’ He also said that it does not matter whether you are in open relationships or not, if someone you love loves someone else, you are unable either to prevent or to stop it

Olly Alexander was also asked about his opinion of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is behind in the polls and has just lost a crucial by-election. He responded: ‘It’s frustrating isn’t it. I feel very disappointed in the whole Labour party. I’m a Labour supporter but I’ve felt very frustrated. I feel like he hasn’t been able to be an effective opposition leader. His stance on Brexit is really confusing. What are we going to do? We need someone to beat the Tories.’

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