Billy Bragg: “Morrissey has broken the hearts of a lot of people” - The Big Issue (26 June, 2019)

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Whole article as brief:

"Not one shy to express his own feelings, Bragg said: “I think he’s decided that he wants to betray everything he ever said in The Smiths and he’s broken the hearts of a lot of people.
The Smiths expressed a lot of peoples own sense of disconnect with society and helped them to find their own identity – and he’s totally trashed that. I’m heartbroken for them because I’m a big Smiths fan too. And I’m heartbroken for Johnny Marr because he’s genuine, a lovely guy, and he doesn’t deserve to have his legacy dragged through the dirt.”

In his most recent comments, Morrissey reaffirmed his support for a far-right political party and said more questionable things about race that are not worth repeating here but easy enough to find online if you really want.

Bragg added: “I have no sympathy for him, no respect for him, but I have a lot of sympathy and respect for his audience.”"


https://www.bigissue.com/latest/billy-bragg-morrissey-has-broken-the-hearts-of-a-lot-of-people/


Further to his recent Oswald comment, Mr. Bragg is cited by The Big Issue for saying more on his view of Morrissey's behaviour.
The Big Issue present things ambiguously, so when Billy actually commented is unclear (possibly end of May), but given his previous comments - I doubt he'd say anything different.

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Anonymous

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Boy, do you guys love to hate. Is this still healthy? It’s gone from bad to worse here. Feels like I’m lost in some rage-aholic Skrewdriver-inferno. How about going to the library and getting some novel or poetry? Writing a song, making a descent picture? Try to create something today, it will make you happier.
 

Tingle3

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The Big Issue asked Billy Bragg.
Who asked billy on his views on this matter any how. Talking of pop stars who can’t keep their gob shut, billy is top of the heap. Can’t stand these people who want to be as diverse as possible and then ramit down everyone’s throat and making them feel shit if they fail to submit.. unfortunately human kind is not always so kind, we need to remember this. This not a lovey dovey world there will always be ongoing problems
 

Bluebirds

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On the BBC Radio 5 live breakfast show this morning, national bellend Nicky Campbell remarked on when The Smiths played Glastonbury and how great it was, swiftly followed by the (now) usual mention of Morrissey's recent controversies.

If everytime someone mentions Morrissey's outlandish/ quasi-racist views after they state how great The Smiths were then surely that threatens to ruin their legacy?

Anyway no point in posting a sensible post on this website nowadays as it has descended into farce.

"Soooo goodbye, please stay with your own kind and I'll stay with mine."
 
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Roger O

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This seems to be similar to Haslam where he knew or thought he knew Morrissey decades ago. It's personal. It's so obvious that it is personal and it just looks odd to me. I saw Bragg in like 84' at the Ritz in N.Y.C. Sorry I did. I hate that he talks about Smiths fans. He has no f***ing right. I do remember he had a huge bulge in his jeans though. Sorry.
 
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"A cynic is someone who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing"

Silly Billy wherever you are now, f*** off! your music was shite!
Thing is Moz is still doing his thing and has smashed America and afar so... little man, what now?
Jason
 
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don't know who this billy nomates is but he sure sounds like afascist. respect the audience. creep.
 
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Can't believe I'm here but I'm now one of his audience saying goodbye.
I absolutely adored morrissey and he knew it.
I do still respect him for all he's given me throughout the years.
 
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Can't believe I'm here but I'm now one of his audience saying goodbye.
I absolutely adored morrissey and he knew it.
I do still respect him for all he's given me throughout the years.

You dont even know why you are angry at him. Why?
You are a lemming doing as you are told. You are all running around taking your pill when the alarm sounds but you have forgotten what it is to be human. It s human to give a shit about children , animals, your countryman. When did it become a saintly objection to allow 100 million Africans and middle eastern people in your country?
 
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The left won't stand up for the working class? Where are you getting that idea from? Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders and other prominent left-wing figures all over the globe are fighting tooth and nail for working class rights.


The big corporations do love mass immigration because it gives them brown people to exploit and abuse. That is not the immigrants' fault, to reiterate. That is the corporations' fault. But your racism is blinding you to that fact.

The Labour party being investigated for anti-semitism? Citation needed.
Glad to see someone with a brain left in this gas leak of a thread. Moz may be the best songwriter of the last 30+ years but his year at Stratford Technical College did little to advance his understanding of economic and sociological issues.
If you find yourself reading Breibart, believing Alex Jones, Trump, For Britain, or railing against “globalists” (i.e. Jews) who want to flood the west with “muzlims” or other brown people, congratulations you are a f***ing moron. Your mind is an oasis for grifters, con-artists, and racists. Don’t be a sycophant to a singer who doesn’t know you exist.
 
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I love Morrissey more than ever. I also that love you fair-weather fans are saying goodbye and now it can go back to the 90s when it was special to be an M fan. Billy Blragg? No one cared and no one stills cares, especially in these great United States of America.
 

gordyboy9

its not me its you.
And in 2016. And it doesn’t matter if no one says it, that’s what it’s called. You said it wasn’t called Great Britain anymore. It is. Do some reading.
just you carry on being a virgin and let the rest of us get on with it.
 
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to show you how f***ed up Britain is,two sisters fined £200 because their fathers funeral overran by 48 seconds because they were saying their final goodbyes,no wonder they dropped the great from great Britain.
Did Britain fine them? Was it parliament? Was it the Queen? Was there a public vote which resulted in the action?

Britain once fined me for speeding through a school zone and I’ll never go back. What’s become of that lot?

You, kiddo, are an absolute CLOWN.
 
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Billy Bragg "broke the hearts" of real socialists when he moved from the multicultural diversity of London to a luxurious multi-million £ country mansion estate in the whitest and richest part of England: Dorset. No diversity for him!

The man is a hypocrite with zero credibility.

Hoe dare he attempt to slag off Morrissey and claim he has "betrayed his fans".

I'm a Morrissey fan and I understand every word of what Moz says about race and immigration. The moneyed elite (that Bragg used to preach against but now has joined) are destroying England. They are flooding it with migrants (and have been for years) who are importing third world violence like mass stabbings and acid attacks. Eight men shot or stabbed dead on London's streets in the last 13 days - a Somalian knifed dead only last night. Three acid attacks the other day - the suspects two men dressed in burkas. And a donkey stabbed in what people believe was a gang initiation. Sick.

The idiot lesbian who runs the Met police said the other day that London is 'safer than New York' as if to somehow comfort people. But when before has London's violence ever reached American levels? This is England, not the US! If we have to compare our city to US cities that have been violent and crime ridden for decades then things are bad indeed.

London has become more violent than ever because of one reason. Unfettered immigration.

This is the society they are engineering.
Billy Bragg is a “hypocrite” because he worked hard and bought himself a nice house?

Get a f***ing grip.
 
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Billy Bragg is a money-making conman who used to pretend to be a socialist, boring people with his political songs on the matter.

What's the betting he's part of a 'certain tribe' also. They love making shekels. Diversity for you but not for me, my old son- I live in a mansion in Dorset now and don't want those scumbags near my door. Just like Israel - a nice beautiful wall for them, but if you want one you're an evil racist!

I'm with Putin, Morrissey and the Dalai Lama.

Down with the elite - people power now!
Oh - a “socialist” isn’t allowed to make a living?

You shitstains toss around political terms, like confetti - without the foggiest idea of their meaning.
 

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