Morrissey only impresses Ukip with anti-politician rant

Written by David Singleton on 24 May 2017 in Diary

The star moaned that ‘politicians are never the victims’.

Morrissey has unleashed an angry rant against UK politicians following the Manchester Arena attack.

The Manchester-born singer took aim at Theresa May, Sadiq Khan and Andy Burnham in a Facebook post that was quickly criticised by many users.

He wrote: "Celebrating my birthday in Manchester as news of the Manchester Arena bomb broke. The anger is monumental. For what reason will this ever stop?

"Theresa May says such attacks 'will not break us', but her own life is lived in a bullet-proof bubble, and she evidently does not need to identify any young people today in Manchester morgues.

"Also, 'will not break us' means that the tragedy will not break her, or her policies on immigration. The young people of Manchester are already broken – thanks all the same, Theresa."

He went on to attack London mayor Sadiq Khan for not condemning Islamic State and then aimed a bizarre barb at another Labour figure.

He wrote: "Manchester mayor Andy Burnham says the attack is the work of an 'extremist'. An extreme what? An extreme rabbit?"

He concluded: "In modern Britain everyone seems petrified to officially say what we all say in private. Politicians tell us they are unafraid, but they are never the victims. How easy to be unafraid when one is protected from the line of fire. The people have no such protections."

While some users agreed with Morrissey, many others hit back by reminding him of the murder of Jo Cox last year. One person wrote: “Politicians are never victims, tell that to Jo Cox’s family. You’re an embarrassment."

Another said "You make some good points but seriously, telling Jo Cox's family that politicians are never the victims. That's just insulting and I suggest you re-think your words."

The former Smiths frontman - who once released a song called 'The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get' - was ignored by most politicians as he vented his anger.

But the singer was backed by one general election candidate. Ukip's David Outterside, who is fighting to be the MP for Stockton South, said he had "so much respect for Morrissey".





Photo credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/PA Images.


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