Morrissey launches stinging attack ahead of Irish visit
Morrissey has hit out at The Queen, declaring her position on the throne as anti-democratic and likening it to that of Colonel Gaddafi.
The stinging attack comes in an article written for Irish publication Hot Press to coincide with the monarch’s state visit to Ireland.
The former Smiths frontman wrote: “The Queen‘s visit to Ireland is part of a new Palace PR campaign to re-invent the Windsors. The message from The Queen will be the same as ever: who we are born to is more important than what we achieve in life.”
He went on to liken her position as Head Of State to that of Gaddafi, who has led a turbulent, often violent regime in Libya since a military coup in 1969. He wrote: “The very existence of The Queen and her now enormous family – all supported by the British taxpayer whether the British taxpayer likes it or not – is entirely against any notion of democracy, and is against freedom of speech. For a broad historical view of what The Queen is and how she “rules”, examine Gaddafi or Mubarak, and see if you can spot any difference. You won’t be able to.”
Elsewhere, he appealed directly to the Irish people’s own interests: “The Queen also has the power to give back six counties to the Irish people, allowing Ireland to be a nation once again. The fact that she has not done so is Fascism in full flow. What else could it be? Name one other European country that is controlled by its neighbour.”