Ukip

25 Jun 19
Metro
Bigmouth strikes again (Picture: Getty Images Europe) Morrissey has stepped up his support for the far-right party For Britain, claiming ‘everyone prefers their own race’. The Smiths legend has somewhat kamikazed his own fanbase over the past few years with his opinions – whether that’s claiming Mayor of London Sadiq Khan ‘can’t speak properly’, saying Adolf Hitler was a ‘lefty’ and that halal meat is ‘evil’. Or maybe Morrissey claiming that Kevin Spacey had been ‘needlessly attacked’ and that Harvey Weinstein’s alleged victims were ‘simply disappointed’ was the last straw for you. However, the 60-year-old has doubled down on his beliefs, saying that the far-right, anti-Islam party For Britain is the only party which can unite the left and right. In an interview with his nephew Sam Esty Rayner for the site Morrissey Central, which was conducted in April but published this week, the This Charming Man singer said: ‘I think Anne Marie Waters is the only British party leader who can unite the left and right. I don’t know any other party leader who even wants to do this. ‘The UK is a dangerously hateful place now, and I think we need someone to put a stop to the lunacy and to speak for everyone. I see Anne Marie Waters as this person. She is extremely intelligent, ferociously dedicated to this country, she is very engaging, and also very funny at times.’ Morrissey ramped up his support for Anne Marie Waters and For Britain (Picture: Isabel Infantes/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Sam went on to say he’d never heard Waters say anything racist, with Morrissey replying: ‘Neither have I. But if you call someone racist in modern Britain you are telling them that you have run out of words. You are shutting the debate down and running off. The word is meaningless now. Everyone ultimately prefers their own race … does this make everyone racist? ‘The people who reduce every conversation down to a matter of race could be said to be the most traditionally “racist” because everything in life is not exclusively a question of race, so why make it so? Diversity can’t possibly be a strength if everyone has ideas that will never correspond. ‘If borders are such terrible things then why did they ever exist in the first place? Borders bring order. I can’t see how opposing Halal slaughter makes me racist when I’ve objected to all forms of animal slaughter all of my life.’ In the interview, Morrissey also denied ever supporting Ukip, but said of Nigel Farage: ‘It’s obvious that he would make a good Prime Minister … if any of us can actually remember what a good Prime Minister is.’ [metro-tag-post-strip] Last month, Morrissey’s former The Smiths bandmate Johnny Marr said he wasn’t worried about how the star’s political leanings would affect the band’s legacy. The guitarist and songwriter told NME: ‘I don’t think you can change history. I’ve said that before. I’m not worried. It’s got nothing to do with my world or my life. The songs are out there for people to judge, relate to and hear. I think that’s all going to be forgotten in a few weeks, as these things inevitably are – for better or worse. It’s always been that way. ‘I understand the issue, but I’m used to stuff coming and going. I don’t worry about people missing out on the culture. That would be like saying to a teenage me, “Are you worried about you and your mates missing out on The Velvet Underground?” That was never going to happen. I know the way things go. Things come and go.’ This came after Liverpool’s public transport network removed posters for Morrissey’s latest album California Son following complaints over his support for For Britain. [metro-fact-box id=”7022752″ title=”Got a showbiz story?” icon=”exclamation” /] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/25/sophie-turner-sobs-filming-final-game-thrones-scene-heartbreaking-video-genuinely-hard-watch-10062158/” title=”Sophie Turner sobs filming final Game of Thrones scene in heartbreaking video and it’s genuinely a hard watch”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/25/dog-bounty-hunter-shows-wife-beth-chapman-glam-ever-remains-coma-10063223/” title=”Dog The Bounty Hunter shows wife Beth Chapman is as glam as ever as she remains in coma”]
25 Jun 19
News Archives Uk

Mr Carswell, who maintained a key role in the 2016 Brexit referendum, accused the establishment of the 17.4 million Britons to leave the European Union of twisting Parliamentary rules to "thwart Brexit". Speaking on his YouTube channel, Mr. Carswell warned: "Having been elected to Parliament four times advocating that we leave the EU, I was […]

25 Jun 19
POP

In this double interview, Aurelien Mondon and Aaron Winter look at Brexit and Trump as *white* phenomena rather than working class revolts. They argue that the ‘working class’ narrative grew in recent years and it has uncritically suggested that the far right has become predominantly supported by the working class, while this is not the case. The […]

25 Jun 19
Mr Liu's Opinions

In the European elections, the Social Democrats had lost 38 seats. The Conservatives had lost 39 seats. The main winners of the elections were the liberals that gained 41 seats (21 of which comes from Macron’s La Republique En Marche), the Greens that gained 25 seats (12 of which in Germany) and a new right-wing […]

24 Jun 19
Observaterry

Note: the political situation in the UK right now is extremely fluid, like a nappy full of diarrhoea. I’m continuing to avoid discussing too many specifics, unless they help illustrate points I want to make. In the aftermath of the recent UK European elections in May 2019, it’s interesting to compare the results with the […]

24 Jun 19
News Archives Uk

The convulsive and uncertain future of the United Kingdom, even within the community club, has redefined the story and strategy of continental Euroscepticism. 1095 days 36 months. Three years. It is the time since June 23, 2016 when the British went to the polls to settle their relationship with the Group of 27. A meager […]

24 Jun 19
Devizes UKIP Website

The past has returned to haunt some of my Conservative colleagues recently – a relationship with a dominatrix, an offshore company, an inheritance… So I was alarmed when a journalist called to discuss “two events in my past”.   Mercifully it was a reference to negotiating the Uruguay Trade Round and implementing the Single Market as […]

24 Jun 19
practicejack

I’m going to go on record here. I despise Jeremy Hunt. Its important I get this statement out now so that this isn’t interpreted as me throwing my support behind him for Tory Leadership. The reason for this is because of the events of the weekend, where police were called to BoJo and his girlfriend […]

24 Jun 19
Tommy Girard

On paper my second experience of live comedy at St James in recent months looked rather similar to my first (Marcus Brigstocke and Rob Rouse) with two stand up performers, one big name and one lesser known to warm up the audience, within these confines though this show from Phill Jupitus and Marion Davis couldn’t […]

24 Jun 19

LISTEN HERE DOWNLOAD HERE Welcome to Grub and Soil. With our special guest for this week You Kipper. This week, topics include You Kipper’s YouTube channel shut down, the future of UKIP and the Brexit party, the future of social media and negotiating successful relationships (for Grief). With Cairbe, Grief, Sir Hemmingford Grey (JDLE), Hobbit, […]

24 Jun 19
Justine Carwardine's Blog

Today’s topic will be about the ground game of movements. I have seen a lot of movements spring up over the last couple of years, especially ones to do the environment and social justice. The main one that springs to mind is the vegan movement, and that is because they have a strong presence everywhere […]

23 Jun 19
ThoughtsFromDan

I have always been a fan of The Apprentice – a ‘reality’ TV show where entrepreneurs go head to head for the chance to win an investment into a start-up business. Sometimes, I’m left aghast by how badly wrong a task can go for one (or in some cases) both teams. An example that stands […]