Morrissey supports Johnny Marr over The Smiths/David Cameron row

Singer also attacks the Prime Minister for 'hunting and killing stags'

Morrissey has praised former bandmate Johnny Marr over his criticism of British Prime Minister David Cameron for liking The Smiths.

The singer also slammed Cameron for “hunting and killing stags” in a huge email posted on his fan site Trueto

“I would like to, if I may, offer support to Johnny Marr who has spoken out to the media this week against David Cameron,” he wrote. “To those who have expressed concern over Johnny‘s words in view of the fact that David Cameron has pledged immense allegiance to the music of The Smiths, I would like to try to explain why I think Johnny is right not to be flattered.

“It is true that music is a universal language – the ONLY universal language, and belongs to all, one way or another. However, with fitting grimness I must report that David Cameron hunts and shoots and kills stags – apparently for pleasure. It was not for such people that either ‘Meat Is Murder’ or ‘The Queen is Dead’ were recorded; in fact, they were made as a reaction against such violence.”

His comments come after Marr tweeted earlier this week: “ David Cameron, stop saying that you like The Smiths, no you don’t. I forbid you to like it. ”

Morrissey went on to reveal that he refused to appear on the BBC‘s Andrew Marr Show with the Prime Minister recently because Cameron wanted to “repeal the Hunting Act, which would mean the brutal killing of foxes, hares, deer, badgers, otters – just about anything that moves”.

The singer also urged his fans to write to their MP in a bid to get them to vote against the repeal, and he criticises members of the British royal family and Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry for also allegedly taking part in the practice.

Earlier this year the coalition government promised a free vote on whether the Hunting Act should be repealed in the future.

“I remind him [Cameron] that the world loves a man who loves to listen,” he concludes. “But we can’t believe what you say when we know what you do.”