John Prescott: ‘We’ll work really hard to help The Smiths reform’

Former Deputy Prime Minister pledges to bring down David Cameron and reunite Morrissey and Marr

Politician John Prescott has promised Johnny Marr that he will help him replace the current government so that The Smiths reform.

In a video interview you can watch by clicking above, Marr told NME earlier this week (February 29) that he would reunite with Morrissey and his other former bandmates if the government coalition between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats agreed to step down.

Speaking at the NME Awards, where he was on hand to pick up the Best Reissues gong for their ‘Complete’ boxset, he said: “We won’t be reforming this week. Maybe if the government stepped down. If this government stepped down, I’ll reform the band. How’s that? That’s a fair trade, isn’t it? I think the country would be better off, don’t you? I’ll do it if the coalition steps down.”

Former Deputy Prime Minister and Labour MP Prescott has now lent Marr his support, writing to the guitarist on Twitter:

Hello Johnny. Just to say we’ll work really hard on that reunion! #pleasepleaseletmegetwhatiwant

He later sent another message which simply read: “Please reform #cosheavenknowsweremiserablenow.”

To watch the 2012 NME Awards in full, tune in to Channel 4 on Saturday night (March 3) at 11.55pm (GMT). Half an hour of highlights will be shown on T4 at 9.25am (GMT) the same day.

To read all about the awards and all the shenanigans from the night, pick up next week’s issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands next Wednesday (March 7) or available digitally.

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