Moz railing against the government over animal rights is certainly nothing new, but when was the last time the former Smiths frontman publicly supported his former Smiths bandmate Johnny Marr? Perhaps there’s hope for a reunion yet. For now, however, the pair have only bonded over a political tweet: “I would like to, if I may, offer support to Johnny Marr who has spoken out to the media this week against David Cameron,” Morrissey wrote today in a screed posted on True To You. “To those who have expressed concern over Johnny’s words in view of the fact that David Cameron has pledged immense allegiance to the music of the Smiths, I would like to try to explain why I think Johnny is right not to be flattered.”
What follows is an indictment of the U.K. prime minister, with slights against the Queen, Prince William and “his fiasco (fiancée)” Kate Middleton, Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry, and David Beckham (“dim-witted”) thrown in for good measure. Morrissey focuses on Cameron, though, deriding his support for repealing a hunting regulation law, “which would mean the brutal killing of foxes, hares, deer, badgers, otters – just about anything that moves.” Check out the full letter here or some quotes below.
On Prince William, Prince Harry, and Kate Middleton:
I mention so-called royalty because Prince William – who has never made the faintest imprint on the English soul, is also a hunter of deer, as is his fiasco (fiancée) Kate Middleton. Although William and Kate are so dull as people that it is actually impossible to discuss them, it is worth recalling Prince Harry’s thumbs-up as he sat beside a giant water buffalo, cowardly shot from a safe distance by the ignoble Prince some years back.
On the Queen:
The sober and bitter truth is that the Queen of England is indifferent to this barbarism, for she has never once expressed concern by it (although, let us speak quite plainly, there is not one person in the whole of England who can remember or repeat a single word ever spoken by the Queen, such is her command of communication.)
On Roxy Music:
I apologize very deeply for my support over the years for the group Roxy Music. I had no idea until very recently that their singer Bryan Ferret is also an avid hunter, and is now managed by his Lord of the Hunt son, Odious Ferry.
On David Beckham:
The world apparently loves the simple, whether it be professional killers such as Jamie Horrible, or the dim-witted and good-natured David Peckham, both as certain of knighthoods as their mediocrity is bona-fide. David Peckham is so dull that he is yet to master his first words.