Progressives’ Heads Explode as Morrissey Praises Brexit, Attacks Halal Meat

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For maybe the first time in their deluded, cosseted, snowflake bubble lives, progressive music fans are finally getting a taste of something that conservative music fans have to put up with all the time: the misery of discovering that your pop icon hero just doesn’t share your politics.

Enter Morrissey – singer-songwriter, formerly of arguably the Eighties’ greatest indie rock band The Smiths – who has just killed the dreams and hopes of an entire progressive generation by saying lots of politically incorrect things in interviews and on his website.

An outraged Guardian has helpfully produced a list of his worst offences. They include:

Denouncing halal meat as “evil”: “halal slaughter requires certification that can only be given by supporters of Isis”

Refusing to agree with UK Prime Minister Theresa May that the Muslim festival of Eid is a joyous celebration: “as millions of animals had their throats slit to mark the occasion. I wondered what kind of compassion she could possibly have.”

Speaking less than highly of London Mayor Sadiq Khan: “London is debased. The mayor of London tells us about ‘neighbourhood policin’’ … this is the mayor of London! And he cannot talk properly!”

Deriding UK Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott: “Even Tesco wouldn’t employ her.”

Failing to accept that Hitler was on the far right: “As far as racism goes, the modern loony left seem to forget that Hitler was leftwing,”

Denying that racism is by far the worst crime in the world: “When someone calls you racist, what they are saying is: hmm, you actually have a point, and I don’t know how to answer it, so perhaps if I distract you by calling you a bigot we’ll both forget how enlightened your comment was.”

Being pro-Brexit: “People wanted to leave the EU because of the complete erosion of freedom under EU rules, and the fair-minded majority now see in even more frightening ways how very much they are hated by the EU, not to mention the British political elite.”

Read the rest at Breitbart.

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Should Morrissey Join Ukip?

Militant mashup?

Morrissey

Total fruitcake

If, as David Cameron once claimed, UKIP is full of “fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists”, then I suppose Nigel Farage should be welcoming with open arms his latest celebrity would-be member, the mad-as-a-lorry, tofu-munching pop star Morrissey. Interviewed in Loaded magazine, Mozza has said:

“I nearly voted for Ukip. I like Nigel Farage a great deal,”

“His views are quite logical – especially where Europe is concerned.”

But does our future prime minister really want to be messing with such people? I’d say not. And this isn’t because I believe any of that drivel the NME once came up with about Morrissey being a closet “raaaacist” just because he once draped himself on stage in the Union flag. Nor is it because I think Mozza will use his cunning celebrity influence to change Ukip’s policy on gay marriage (Mozza is famously, defiantly celibate). It’s just that I’ve a strong suspicion that Morrissey is basically unsound. Here are a few reasons:

1. “Meat is Murder.” No. Meat is not murder. To believe meat is “murder” you have to belong to the Peter Singer school of animal-rights weirdness and accept that beef cattle and chickens and so on deserve the same status as humans.

2. His gigs never fail to disappoint. He only ever does about two Smiths numbers, really perfunctorily. And he never does nearly enough from his one world-class solo album Vauxhall & I.

3.He hates the Royal Family.

4. He thinks the Falklands belong to the Argies.

5. He is a militant vegetarian.

Farage, I think most of us can agree, is a very splendid fellow and Ukip’s manifesto is quite amazingly sound. But has Morrissey actually read it?

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