In an interview with NME, Johnny Marr has said that he will reform the Smiths if the government calls a general election: “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 […]

One for the “PMQs as theatre” category from Kerry McCarthy today, who asked David Cameron which Smiths song students should listen to in the wake of the impending tuition fees vote. Morrissey – who once railed against Thatcher with the song Margaret on the Guillotine – this week joined former Smiths band mate Johnny Marr to […]

After guitarist Johnny Marr’s rebuke of David Cameron’s Smiths fandom, the Prime Minister has now suffered a tongue-lashing from Morrissey himself. In a missive to the True to You fanzine, the writer of Margaret on the Guillotine rails against Tory threats to repeal the Hunting Act. I would like to, if I may, offer support to Johnny […]