Please, please, please…. just shut up

Morrissey has been spurting forth opinions from his gob-piece again and it’s a grisly spectacle. He’s issued a statement following the death of Margaret Thatcher. Why? Nobody can be sure, but I suspect that the reissue of his 1991 album Kill Uncle later this week might be a contributory factor.

Last year he made himself look like a buffoon, spouting off about the Olympics making Britain resemble Nazi Germany. The highlight for me was when he said that “The ‘dazzling royals’ have, quite naturally, hi-jacked the Olympics for their own empirical need”. He clearly has no idea what ’empirical’ means. I suspect he meant imperial. Or is he referring to Prince Andrew’s hitherto unknown admiration for the works and methods of Karl Popper? We can but speculate.

The latest outburst also contains some real gems and further underlines the theory that he should be out on the street, wearing a dressing gown and selling pencils from a cup. For the most part, it’s a standard rant positing that any criticism of the former PM is stultified by the media and the establishment. Blah, blah, blah. We would expect nothing less. But the final line is a beauty, a corker.

United Kingdom? Syria? China? What’s the difference?

Hmmm. Where is the difference indeed?

I have a suggestion, Mozzer. When you’ve recovered from your illness, arrange a tour of the three countries and make inflammatory comments on stage about the present and past leaders in each location. Maybe start the tour in Syria and see how you get on? You can then prepare a full report and account of your experiences and let us know. We’ll all be here, eagerly awaiting your conclusions.

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