‘The British political class has never quite been so hopeless’, says the former Smiths frontman
Morrissey has discussed the EU referendum in the past, describing Nigel Farage as a ‘liberal educator’ and saying that the media victimised Leave voters in the wake of the vote. Now, the former Smiths singer has unambiguously stated his views on the issue, describing the Brexit result as “magnificent”.
Speaking to Australia’s FasterLouder, Morrissey said that, since the vote, “the British political class has never quite been so hopeless”. He continued: “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!”
Elsewhere in the FasterLouder interview, Morrissey discussed the loss of faith in establishment politics that’s gripping the US right now, fuelled by the rise of Donald Trump. “The same can be said for the USA,” he said, “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?”
In the past, Morrissey has voiced his support for Democrat candidate Bernie Sanders and derided Donald Trump (or, as he calls him, “Donald Thump”), describing him as similar to “George Wallace – hating just about anyone who doesn't happen to be Donald Thump”.
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