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The relationship between Morrissey and former bandmate Johnny Marr is a famously frosty one, and always has been ever since The Smiths split up back in the 1980s. However, the pair have managed to find some common ground once more, by slagging off Tory Prime Minister David Cameron.

Marr had tweeted ‘David Cameron, stop saying that you like The Smiths, no you don't. I forbid you to like it’ after hearing that Cameron was a fan, and Morrissey piped up in support, saying that their music simply wasn’t for people like Cameron.

‘I would like to, if I may, offer support to Johnny Marr who has spoken out to the media this week against David Cameron,’ he wrote on fan site True To You. ‘To those who have expressed concern over Johnny's words in view of the fact that David Cameron has pledged immense allegiance to the music of The Smiths, I would like to try to explain why I think Johnny is right not to be flattered.

‘It is true that music is a universal language – the ONLY universal language, and belongs to all, one way or another. However, with fitting grimness I must report that David Cameron hunts and shoots and kills stags – apparently for pleasure. It was not for such people that either ‘Meat Is Murder’ or ‘The Queen is Dead’ were recorded; in fact, they were made as a reaction against such violence.’

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