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Morrissey: Brexit is ‘magnificent’
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!”
Throughout his career, Morrissey has been accused of treading a thin line between nationalism and racism. In 1992, the NME ran an editorial on the singer under the headline ‘Flying the flag or flirting with disaster?’ following his embrace of “the Union Jack, skinhead imagery and a series of questionable public pronouncements”. Since then, he’s made comments that have been characterised as anti-immigration and drawn criticism from organisations like Love Music Hate Racism. via Dazed