Billy Bragg & Johnny Marr “Shirley” (Greetings to the New Brunette)

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Johnny Marr Comments On Morrissey’s Brexit Support

With Johnny Marr revealing earlier this week, via an excerpt from his upcoming memoir, that a reunion of The Smiths almost happened in 2008, he has now said that Morrissey’s pro-Brexit opinions are another reason why the reunion is very unlikely to ever happen.

Marr revealed that he and Morrissey had met to speak about the possibility of a reunion eight years ago, but contact between the two was soon lost. As FACT reports, Marr appeared last night on Sky News and, when asked about the possibility of a reunion of the band, said that although he does not believe everything that is reported, if it is indeed true that Morrissey is pro-Brexit and a supporter of Nigel Farage, it would put a “slight drawback” on those plans.

Morrissey had called the UK’s decision to leave the EU “magnificent” in an interview last month, while also taking the opportunity to criticise mainstream British media’s coverage of the referendum which took place earlier this year.

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