Morrissey says Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ‘risks assassination’

"He doesn't like the monarchy? He hates war? They're gonna assassinate him" Morrissey is quoted as saying at Plymouth gig

Morrissey‘s UK tour kicked off last night in Plymouth with the frontman offering his opinion on new Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to fans.

The singer’s UK tour began at Plymouth Pavillions last night (September 15) and, as well as performing a cross-section of hits from his career plus two Smiths songs, Morrissey also gave his verdict on Corbyn.

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Fans on Twitter disagree on the exact quote – see tweets below – but all agree that Morrissey said that left-wing Corbyn’s vegetarianism and opposition to both war and the monarchy put him under threat. NME has spoken to someone who attended the gig last night and who verifies that Morrissey did say this about Corbyn.

See a collection of tweets from Morrissey fans at the Plymouth gig:

http://storify.com/nmemagazine/morrissey-on-jeremy-corbyn

Morrissey setlist from Plymouth Pavillions:

‘Suedehead’
‘Alma Matters’
‘Speedway’
‘Staircase At The University’
‘Ganglord’
‘Kiss Me a Lot’
‘World Peace Is None of Your Business’
‘I Will See You In Far-Off Places’
‘My Dearest Love’
‘Now My Heart Is Full’
‘I’m Not A Man’
‘Will Never Marry’
‘Istanbul’
‘I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris’
‘Mama Lay Softly on the Riverbed’
‘The Bullfighter Dies’
‘Oboe Concerto’
‘Meat Is Murder’
‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’
‘What She Said’

Meanwhile, Morrissey is backing a pop-up shop at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London this coming weekend.

Morrissey’s Mporium merchandise shop will open between Friday, September 18, and Monday September 21 from 10:30am-5pm each day. These dates coincide with Morrissey’s two London dates at the Eventim Apollo (September 20-21).

A limited amount of ‘Your Arsenal’ and ‘Vauxhall And I’ vinyl signed by Morrissey will be available at the shop alongside other official merchandise. Engraved, numbered and dated Battersea Dog and Cat tags will also be available to fans.