He may have put the M in Manchester, but it seems that even Morrissey is feeling the squeeze at the moment.

‘I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris’, the lead single from Mozzer’s forthcoming album ‘Years Of Refusal’, is accompanied by a video featuring little more than his band, a white room and two dogs. And why shouldn’t it?

I’m still undecided about the lyrics – is Morrissey a closet Francophile or is this the long-rumoured, would-be Eurovision entry that he promised to pen back in 2006?

Anyway, I guess when you’re the Mozfather you don’t need too many gimmicks in a video. Well, apart from the old NHS specs, gladioli and hearing aids, of course.