Europe and Britain continue to thrash through the fallout from the British public’s decision to leave the EU four months ago, but as far as Morrissey’s concerned, the results were “magnificent”.
The famously outspoken former Smiths front-man discussed Brexit in a recent interview with Australian magazine Faster Louder, saying that the media, rather than the actual events, are responsible for any negative portrayal of political events such as a possible recession.
The British political class has never quite been so hopeless, but the same can be said for the USA. What has happened is that news media can no longer attach any nobility to old-style politics because although politicians do not and cannot change, the people the world over have changed. What could be more grotesquely stupid than the Clinton-Trump coverage? As for Brexit, the result was magnificent, but it is not accepted by the BBC or Sky News because they object to a public that cannot be hypnotised by BBC or Sky nonsense. These news teams are exactly the same as Fox and CNN in that they all depend on public stupidity in order to create their own myth of reality. Watch them at your peril!
It’s not the first time Morrissey has voiced anti-EU sentiment or railed against the media. In August he told Israeli website Walla! that the BBC had “persistently denigrated” Leave supporters in the wake of the referendum, a claim that the corporation denied.
“I am shocked at the refusal of the British media to be fair and accept the people’s final decision just because the result of the referendum did not benefit the establishment.
“It was a shock to hear how the BBC persistently denigrated everyone who voted to Leave.
“They have managed to accuse, judge and convict the majority as racist, drunk and irresponsible.”
In the past Morrissey has publicly supported former Ukip leader Nigel Farage, saying he “likes him a great deal”, although that he only “nearly voted for Ukip”.
In 2012, the NME apologised after Morrissey began proceedings for libel against them for printing a quote in which the singer allegedly said, “The gates of England are flooded. The country’s been thrown away”.