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Singer says "days of Prime Ministers have gone"

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Morrissey has said that he agrees with Russell Brand's proposed anti-voting revolution.

Brand guest-edited an issue of the New Statesman last month and authored an article for the publication explaining why he believes that revolution is imminent as people are disillusioned with politicians and the voting system. He also later appeared on the BBC's Newsnight programme in an interview with Jeremy Paxman to defend his views.

Writing on True-to-you.net, Morrissey said he supported Brand's stance as part of a larger post which also included his criticisms of cruelty to animals and the royal family. "Thank you to Russell Brand for standing up and speaking out in recent weeks," he said. "Like anyone who speaks out in modern Britain, he has been shot down. Nothing must interfere with the depressive psychosis of modern Britain, which has become a most violent and melancholic country, with no space for measured debate."

"Like Russell, I believe that the most powerful vote you can give is No Vote; for the days of Prime Ministers have gone, and it's time for a form of change that is far more meaningful than simply switching blue to red," he continued. "The print media will only support people who do not matter and who are incapable of instigating thought – David 'rent-a-smile' Beckham; his wife – famous for having nothing to do; the dum dum dummies of the Katie Price set; the overweight Jamie 'Orrible, who tells us all how to eat correctly."

The singer went on to conclude: "At what point did the did-United kingdom became a cabbagehead nation? Where is the rich intellect of debate? Where is our Maya Angelou, our James Baldwin, our Allen Ginsberg, our Anthony Burgess, our political and social reformers? At what point did the shatterbrained scatterbrains take over – with all leading British politicians suddenly looking like extras from Brideshead Revisited?

"Although it is clear to assess the Addams Family of SW1X as the utterly useless and embarrassing ambassadors of a sinking England, how can we effect change without being tear-gassed? In the absence of democracy, there is no way."

It was recently announced that Morrissey's autobiography is set to be released in hardback this December. The paperback format of the tome was published last month and went on to be a huge success as it became one of the fastest-sellling memoirs ever and shot to the top of the UK bestseller charts in its first week of release.

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