Johnny Marr on Morrissey’s Pro-Brexit Comments: “That’s a Slight Drawback”

Johnny Marr has spoken out about former The Smiths bandmate Morrissey’s comments regarding Brexit and UKIP leader Nigel Farage, agreeing that he and the singer “don’t have much ideologically in common any more”.

Speaking to Sky News regarding the potential of a Smiths reunion in the future, Marr said that he didn’t feel as though a reformation was “necessary at all really”, adding that occasionally playing alongside The Smiths’ former bass player Andy Rourke is “really as far as it needs to go”.

Marr was then asked to give his thoughts on Morrissey’s recent comments regarding Brexit and Nigel Farage, in which the singer praised the UKIP leader as a “liberal educator”, adding: “George Galloway and Nigel Farage are loathed by the BBC because both men respect equal freedom for all people.” Discussing Brexit, the singer said: “The [EU referendum] result was magnificent, but it is not accepted by the BBC or Sky News because they object to a public that cannot be hypnotised by BBC or Sky nonsense.”

Discussing these comments, Marr said: “I always forget about that,” he said. “That’s just stuff that I hear second hand. If it is the case that he’s pro-Farage, then there would be a slight drawback in that I think, as anyone can imagine.”

Watch the interview below:

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