Morrissey says Brexit result was ‘magnificent’

Ex-Smiths frontman also describes Clinton-Trump Presidential election coverage in the US as 'grotesquely stupid'

Morrissey has described the result of the UK’s EU referendum as “magnificent” in a new interview, also labelling coverage of the Clinton-Trump Presidential election in the US as “grotesquely stupid”.

The former Smiths frontman had previously spoken of how he felt the media victimised Leave voters after Brexit. Now he has told Australia’s FasterLouder that “the British political class has never quite been so hopeless”.

He added: “The same can be said for the USA. What has happened is that news media can no longer attach any nobility to old-style politics because although politicians do not and cannot change, the people the world over have changed. What could be more grotesquely stupid than the Clinton-Trump coverage?”

“As for Brexit, the result was magnificent, but it is not accepted by the BBC or Sky News because they object to a public that cannot be hypnotised by BBC or Sky nonsense. These news teams are exactly the same as Fox and CNN in that they all depend on public stupidity in order to create their own myth of reality. Watch them at your peril!”

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In June, the campaign for the UK to leave the European Union won, provoking protests and petitions for a second referendum. Following the news, Morrissey initially said to Israel’s Walla: “On the issue of Brexit, it has been shocking to witness the refusal of the UK news media to be fair enough to accept the final decision of the people simply because this decision does not suit the establishment.”

“[I]t has been shocking to hear the BBC persistently smear people who voted Leave… almost condemning such people as being irresponsible, drunken racists. Yet the BBC have not ever questioned the Remain voters, and this confirms how the BBC, like Sky News or even Fox News, are not giving us news at all, but they are attempting to influence us with their own opinions, which is not the moral duty of any news network.”

Morrissey recently gave an update on his health, following the news in 2014 that he had undergone several cancer-related treatments.

“I think [cancer treatment] has slowed me down considerably because doctors and hospitals and medications are actually very ageing in their way, and they can often exhaust you more than whatever medical problem you have,” he said. “If I’m asked to give any more blood I think I’ll crack up.”