Morrissey Hull Arena September 18th 2015 7 (2)

Morrissey statement here

Louderthanwar statement on the Manchester tragedy here

Sometimes being a Morrissey fan is not easy.

The singer likes to test his followers with all manner of statements that demand a reply…Fergal Kinney is a big fan of Morrissey and after the recent statement from the singer felt he had to reply to some of the points in it.

1) “Theresa May says such attacks “will not break us”….Also, “will not break us” means that the tragedy will not break her, or her policies on immigration.” The killer on Monday night was born in Manchester to immigrant parents, just like Morrissey. Theresa May changing her policies on immigration (and her policies on immigration are absolutely not open door) would have done nothing to save anyone on Monday.

2) “Sadiq Khan says “London is united with Manchester”, but he does not condemn Islamic State”. This is particularly vulgar. Sadiq Khan has done more to intelligently criticise extremism and take that fight to Muslim communities than any politician I can think of. As quickly as yesterday, Khan condemned those who seek “to divide our communities and destroy our way of life.” To suggest he doesn’t condemn ISIS is an absolute slur.

3) “Politicians tell us they are unafraid, but they are never the victims.” On 16th June 2016, Jo Cox MP was murdered by an extremist in her constituency of Batley and Spen. In 2011, US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head at point blank range by an extremist, and miraculously survived. In 2010, Stephen Timms MP was stabbed during a constituency surgery by an extremist, fortunately he survived the attack.

4) “In modern Britain everyone seems petrified to officially say what we all say in private”. This just seems to say more about the author than it does the events in question.

I’ve seen Morrissey live many, many times and will continue to do so – but it’s deeply depressing to see the man that once sang ‘it takes guts to be gentle and kind’ descend into an apologist for Le Pen, Farage and Galloway. Condemn this kind of rubbish where you see it. You can donate to support the victims and their families here:

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  1. Spot on Fergal, Morrisey is a like the pub bore multiplied by being an expat. Total cobblers. You countered all his points succinctly and truthfully.

  2. Morrisey is a narcissistic old goat who appears to have lost his marbles. I like to think that the young Mozza would have firmly thrashed this fey Enoch Powell with a bunch of daffodils.

  3. He supports nationalists of all stripes. He said Farage had some ‘good ideas’ and supported the Scottish nationalists (I’m not one of those goons who thinks that their variety of nationalism is any better or cuddlier than any other). And people are SURPRISED today that he is making offensive statements? (For the record – I just don’t think he is very bright…)

    • Spot on Natalie. I think a lot of people think Morrissey is smart but misguided, but really, (apart from having a way with words) he has never shown himself to be anything but dumb, narcissistic, petulant, ignorant.

    • And you would be wrong about Scottish ‘nationalism’ Natalie. It IS better than other nationalisms because of the simple fact it is not racist. It is about a better Scotland – a better inclusive Scotland. ‘Yes’ voters never once complained about immigration or attempted to make foreigners the scapegoat for economic woes – in sharp contrast to the English variety of nationalists for example…

  4. I am with Morrisey on this one. If a tiny minority of gullible, warped Abrahamics are brain washed and commit to taking thier own lives I suggest we help them. It costs too much to monitor or prison them so hang them. They want to die and so do I. But with out martyrdom. Win, win. Can’t deport British citizens to the colonies any more and Abu Han(d)za took 10 years to rid of. Hang them high. Good late night TV. Sounds a bit ISIS and if British bombs are killing my kids every day I can see where religious people get there motivation from. But the placebo of some missold afterlife is winning it should be “ashes to ashes, dust to dust”.


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