Morrissey claims the ‘spirit of 1939 Germany’ pervades ‘media-brand Britain’

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By John Glenday | Reporter

August 7, 2012 | 2 min read

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/news/2011/10/18/morrissey-belatedly-sues-nme-over-article-2007">Morrissey has denounced the London 2012 Olympic Games as “foul with patriotism” in his latest outburst – in which he compares the Summer jamboree to the rise of the Third Reich and denounces the Queen’s parachute stunt as “hijacking” the Games.

Writing to fans on his website Morrissey said: “the spirit of 1939 Germany now pervades throughout media-brand Britain… I am unable to watch the Olympics due to the blustering jingoism that drenches the event. Has England ever been quite so foul with patriotism?

“As London is suddenly promoted as a super-wealth brand, the England outside London shivers beneath cutbacks, tight circumstances and economic disasters. Meanwhile the British media present 24-hour coverage of the ‘dazzling royals’, laughing as they lavishly spend, as if such coverage is certain to make British society feel fully whole.

“In 2012, the British public is evidently assumed to be undersized pigmies, scarcely able to formulate thought.

“As I recently drove through Greece I noticed repeated graffiti seemingly everywhere on every available wall. In large blue letters it said WAKE UP WAKE UP.”

The militant singer, famous for his mournful vocals, recently sided with Argentina in the ongoing Falkland Islands dispute.

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