"Benefit scroungers" apparently

Morrissey has aimed his wit at the Royal Family, labelling them "benefit scroungers" in a new interview.

Ah, Morrissey. The world of pop music has rarely been more anodyne, with even the most outspoken of indie acts refusing to step foot outside of their little cliques.

For Stephen Patrick Morrissey, however, this simply won't do. The indie icon will take on whoever he fancies, with Prime Minister David Cameron amongst the recent recipients of a barbed quote.

Currently working on his autobiography - which, incidentally, cannot fail to be fantastic - Morrissey put down his quill long enough to ponder the upcoming Royal Wedding.

Speaking to BBC 5Live this morning (April 27th) the singer revealed that he is not a fan of the ceremony. "Why would I watch the wedding? Why would I watch it?" Morrissey said. "I couldn't take any of that seriously."

"I don't think the so-called royal family speak for England now and I don't think England needs them. I do seriously believe that they are benefit scroungers and nothing else. I don't believe they serve any purpose whatsoever."

Finishing, Morrissey demanded that journalists give a true assessment of Royalist feeling throughout the country. "The press reports from Buckingham Palace tell you that people love them, but go out now and speak to people on the street and they will laugh at you. They really will."

Meanwhile, Morrissey is looking forward to launching a new tour. Avoiding both London and Manchester, the dates open in the Scottish town of Perth and seem to focus on rather more out of the way locations.

Also including a show in Grimsby, tickets for all shows are on sale now.

Morrissey is due to play the following shows:

June
15 Perth City Hall
17 Inverness Ironworks
18 Dunoon Queens Hall
20 Dunfermline Alahambra Theatre
21 Hawick City Hall
24 Grimsby Auditorium
25 York Barbican
27 Bradford St George's Hall
30 Cheltenham Centaur

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