This story in the much loved MENnewsdesk caught my attention :
"Former Smiths' singer Morrissey has complained that the 'dazzling Royals' have hijacked the London 2012 Olympics.
In an open letter to fans Morrissey slammed the Royal family
for using the Olympics for their own 'empirical needs' and says he
cannot watch the event due to the 'blustering jingoism'.
Morrissey goes on to compare London 2012 to Germany in 1939,
with the capital city being promoted as a 'super-wealth brand' while the
rest of the country struggles under the weight of economic cutbacks."
Hmmm, i am no fan of the Olympics but i do think to compare London 2012 to Germany 1939 a bit over the top, but he goes on to whinge:
"Manchester city council have offered me absolutely nothing... And I don’t know why."
Charming as i am sure you all agree.
This is the full text of letter:
"I am unable to watch the Olympics due to the blustering jingoism
that drenches the event. Has England ever been quite so foul with
patriotism? The 'dazzling royals' have, quite naturally, hi-jacked the
Olympics for their own empirical needs, and no oppositional voice is
allowed in the free press. It is lethal to witness. As London is
suddenly promoted as a super-wealth brand, the England outside London
shivers beneath cutbacks, tight circumstances and economic disasters.
Meanwhile the British media present 24-hour coverage of the 'dazzling
royals', laughing as they lavishly spend, as if such coverage is certain
to make British society feel fully whole. In 2012, the British public
is evidently assumed to be undersized pigmies, scarcely able to
"As I recently drove through Greece I noticed repeated graffiti
seemingly everywhere on every available wall. In large blue letters it
said WAKE UP WAKE UP. It could almost have been written with the British
public in mind, because although the spirit of 1939 Germany now
pervades throughout media-brand Britain, the 2013 grotesque
inevitability of Lord and Lady Beckham (with Sir Jamie Horrible close at
heel) is, believe me, a fate worse than life. WAKE UP WAKE UP."
At this rate he will be writing for the Guardian soon.