Morrissey shares his views on Brexit – and goes after David Attenborough…

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Morrissey has declared that he doesn’t believe Brexit will really take place – as well as hitting out at Sir David Attenborough.

Having previously said that he thought the Brexit result was ‘magnificent‘, the former Smiths turned solo icon has said that he himself has never voted in his life, he thinks the referendum was a victory for ‘democracy over Westminster’.

“I thought it was a fascinating strike for democracy, because the people said the opposite to Westminster, and that was extraordinary,” he told The Sunday Times. “David Cameron didn’t imagine the result could be as it was, but at least he did the honourable thing and slid away. The unfortunate thing is that politicians only speak to other politicians.


“They don’t speak to the people, so on that day their bubble burst.”

He also added that he didn’t think Brexit would be likely to actually to come intro fruition, “because Westminster don’t want it” and that “they’re just finding a way not to make it Brexit.”

Morrissey Turkey
Morrissey and Cloe the Turkey

During the same interview, he also hit out at Sir David Attenborough – questioning the naturalist’s true attitude towards animals in TV shows like ‘Blue Planet’ and ‘Planet Earth’.

“I don’t know about Attenborough’s regard for animals,” Morrissey continued. “He often uses terms like ‘seafood’ and there’s no such thing. It’s sea life, and he talks about ‘wildlife’ and it’s free life.

“Animals are not wild simply because we pathetic humans haven’t shoved them in a cage, so his terminology is often up the pole.”


Morrissey also caused controversy for defending his comments about Kevin Spacey – arguing that sexual harassment “can just be a pathetic attempt at courtship”.

Morrissey tour dates and tickets

Meanwhile, Morrissey will be heading out on tour in support of his 2017 album ‘Low In High School‘. Full dates are below and tickets are available here.

Friday 16 – ABERDEEN AECC BHGE Arena
Saturday 17 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Tuesday 20 – DUBLIN 3Arena
Friday 23 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Metro Radio Arena
Saturday 24 – LEEDS first direct Arena
Tuesday 27 – BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
MARCH 2018
Thursday 1 – LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
Saturday 3 – BRIGHTON Centre
Wednesday 7 – LONDON Royal Albert Hall
Friday 9 – LONDON Alexandra Palace
Saturday 10 – LONDON London Palladium