Monday, 6 August 2012

And now some news from Manchester

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 formulate thought.
"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.

Pic Via  Nullbymouth


  1. Splendid pic. However, Morrissey should look up 'empirical', which means 'found out by observation or experiment'. The silly git means 'imperial', but even that is rubbish.

  2. Wwhat is a "Morrissey"? Is it the reverse of a baby where you put food in one end and get shit out of the other?