Johnny Marr calls Boris Johnson “a fucking moron”

Speaking to Uncut in a recent interview Johnny Marr has described Boris Johnson as a “fucking moron”.

The Smiths legend was discussing how his forthcoming album Call The Comet was inspired by the recent ascendance of Donald Trump in the US and the UK’s decision to leave the European Union in 2016.

Here’s what the icon said: “Trump is easily the best example to hold up, but the UK version is just as toxic and literally closer to home.”

Marr added: “But I suppose a destructive, negative reactive regime is the same here as it is in America. I just don’t think Boris Johnson is quite as dangerous somehow. He’s just a fucking moron.”

He continued: “What bothered me, going into the record, was that my creativity was being contaminated by these people. I almost resented that more than that they were doing to the world. It was impacting on the place where I live, on my friends thinking.”

Despite the album being influenced by these people Marr re-assured fans that it’s not a political record, he said: “I had to almost make a pact with myself to get around the political issue, so that my record wouldn’t be spoilt by it.”

In 2015, Marr labelled David Cameron’s cuts to disabled children “inhuman” whilst performing at Manchester’s Albert Hall during the same week as the Tory Party conference in the city.

Check out his speech aimed at the former Prime Minister below.

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