Morrissey Turns Down Christmas Speech Broadcast
Morrissey, Festival Hall, Melbourne, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo

Morrissey, Festival Hall, Melbourne, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Morrissey Turns Down Christmas Speech Broadcast

by Music-News.com on December 11, 2014

in News

Morrissey has politely declined an invitation from Channel 4 to deliver an Alternative Christmas Day Speech.

The speech would be transmitted at the same time that the Queen delivers her Christmas Day speech for the BBC.

His comments, revealed on fan site http://true-to-you.net, are below. Although Channel 4 has also issued a statement saying that they were not aware of any approach made to Morrissey in this regard.

The plot thickens.

Morrissey commented:

“My view that the monarchy should be quietly dismantled for the good of England is reasonably well-known, but I don’t think Christmas Day is quite the time to be trading slaps. The Queen should be allowed the impassioned trance of her annual address to the British people, if only to once again prove that, in her frozen posture, she has nothing to offer and nothing to say, and she has no place in modern Britain except as a figure of repression; no independent thought required. The Queen very well might be the most powerful woman in England, but she lacks the power to make herself loved, and the phony inflation of her family attacks all rational intellect.

All over the world highly civilized peoples exist without the automatic condescension of a ‘royal’ family. England can do the same, and will find more respect for doing so.”

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