Thursday, January 10, 2008
The consummate politician
Christ. Just how many shades of wrong is this???
David Cameron, paying ‘homage’ to Morrissey? While I’d be the first to admit that la Moz himself appears kind of blue these days – the right wing, white supremacist witterings stopped being ironic in about 1997 – there is still something that sticks in the craw about this.
Once again, Dave proves to us that there is no bandwagon he won’t join, no people-pleasing nonsense in which he will not indulge in order to further his own cold, hard ambition.
And once again he proves just how far removed from reality he actually is: The Smiths is hardly cutting edge, zeitgeist stuff, is it?
‘Tory leader David Cameron is paying homage to his musical hero Morrissey by visiting the club which has become a place of pilgrimage for Smiths fans.
He will go to the Salford Lads Club in Manchester where the band were pictured for their 1986 album The Queen is Dead.
Mr Cameron, who chose the Smiths song This Charming Man on Desert Island Discs, is expected to meet volunteers.
But Salford MP Hazel Blears said Mr Cameron's visit would remind people of "the dark days of Thatcherism".
Mr Cameron said, during his Desert Island Discs appearance, that Morrissey's appearance on Top of the Pops was "an iconic moment for people of my age".’