Morrissey is coming under fire after being spotted wearing a politically inflammatory ‘For Britain’ badge. The group behind the badge have been largely labeled as dangerous members of the political spectrum.
Just last night we brought you a gentler view of former Smiths frontman Morrissey from the one which emblazoned publications last year. Having performed some classic tracks from The Smiths and his back catalogue, we were thrilled to see Moz back doing what he does best. But now, he’s actually back to doing what he does best and has been spotted with a far-right political badge from ‘For Britain’.
Having spent most of last year making and then defending comments on political subjects like ISIS, Tommy Robinson, attacking the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, and saying Hitler was left-wing, it seems the singer didn’t actually change any views during this time.
His support for the far-right group, created by Anne Marie Waters after being beaten to the leadership seat of UKIP, it would appear is unwavering as he was spotted by a fan wearing the badge showing his support for the group.
Journalist Dave Haslam had this to say “My former friend sporting a For Britain badge, a party violently anti-Islam, filled with ex-BNP and ex-EDL, pro-privatisation, far right and prone to exploiting tragedies to disseminate divisive anti-immigrant rhetoric online, what happened to ‘It takes guts to be gentle and kind’?”
Moz’s support largely comes form a place of intolerance for two-party politics he said last year in a statement: “I have been following a new party called For Britain which is led by Anne Marie Waters, it is the first time in my life that I will vote for a political party. Finally I have hope. I find the Tory-Labour-Tory-Labour constant switching to be pointless.
“For Britain has received no media support and have even been dismissed with the usual childish ‘racist’ accusation. I don’t think the word ‘racist’ has any meaning any more, other than to say “you don’t agree with me, so you’re a racist.” People can be utterly, utterly stupid.”