Billy Bragg: There's no way back for Morrissey

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An agency story has appeared on a couple of websites reporting Billy Bragg's apparent further comments on Morrissey's "endorsement of right-wing politics."
https://www.list.co.uk/article/114666-billy-bragg-theres-no-way-back-for-morrissey/
https://www.femalefirst.co.uk/music/musicnews/billy-bragg-way-back-morrissey-1229883.html

Billy Bragg wishes "there was a way back" for Morrissey after his endorsement of far-right politics
Billy Bragg wishes "there was a way back" for Morrissey.

The 62-year-old musician has publicly criticised the 60-year-old singer for his endorsement of far-right politics and he believes the former Smiths frontman has "burned too many bridges" for redemption.
Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, Billy said: "I wish there was a way back for him. As a Smith's fan and as an anti-racist activist, I wish.
"I worry that he may have burned too many bridges, though."
Billy responded to Morrissey's comments in 2019, whereby he claimed "everyone ultimately prefers their own race" when addressing the allegations of racism he has been faced with.
The 'Full English Brexit'' singer hit back after hearing the comments as he was "heartbroken" for Smiths fans.
He said at the time: "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..."
And, although it hasn't stopped Billy from listening to the Smiths' music, he won't be tuning into Morrissey's solo catalogue anytime soon.
He added: "I'll listen to The Smiths, but I was never into [his solo stuff] anyway."
 
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Anonymous

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I'm narky about it because Bragg is a proper activist, demonising an eccentric, while our own party is dying on its arse.

I'm narky about it because Bragg is a proper activist, calling out a racist, while the Labour party is dying on its arse due to it's collusion with anti-Semitism.
 

ThePoliticalRevolution

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This guy is truly a f***ing idiot.

Morrissey aka STEVIE, a real WEIRDO by ALL measures, is confirmed for a 5 day VEGAS residency. He's doing just fine.

Billy needs to fill his taskless days by phone banking for Bernie Sanders from the comfort of his mini-mansion.
 

Watson

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'Tank Park Salute' is worth a listen for those unfamiliar with the self-styled Bard of Barking but his recent albums are pretty awful. I'm not sure I ever truly believed his 'I'm a proper socialist, me' rhetoric...
 

The Wild Turkey

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Hahaa!
Who cares about Moz and Billy's political inclinations.
If Moz and Billy didn't make music ya liked, then they'd just be two more guys talkin' about politics.
Ya can find guys talkin' about politics anywhere.
 

Nerak

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'Tank Park Salute' is worth a listen for those unfamiliar with the self-styled Bard of Barking but his recent albums are pretty awful. I'm not sure I ever truly believed his 'I'm a proper socialist, me' rhetoric...

I've never listened to him. Not even at rallies. I think I've heard a song of his that Kirsty McCall covered.
 

Gregor Samsa

I straighten up, and my position is one of hope.
Is he going to do this every six months forever?
It would be very different if Morrissey was out there actively campaigning for anything but he's not. I feel like Morrissey might have taken the hint and focused on making a great record. Maybe that should be encouraged.
And if Billy Bragg never liked Morrissey's music after The Smiths maybe he should just drop it anyway. The Smiths were great but that was a long time ago. I listen to Morrissey's solo records a lot more than I listen to The Smiths.
Exactly this.

Moz is not campaigning, hasn’t said a word about politics in God knows how long. And one surely wonders if Billy’s gonna keep bringing this up forever, not caring if it’s relevant or not. He’s entitled to an opinion, but it’s starting to feel a bit fishy.
 
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Diane

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Bragg is a silly old codger who makes Corbyn look cool. Stop using a true artist to keep yourself relevant and go back to your whitewashed nursing home. Nurse Billys out of bed again lol.:crazy:
 

klaus

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tired of this guy trying to keep his name in the news by saying things he doesn't really mean. who would do such a thing?!
 
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An agency story has appeared on a couple of websites reporting Billy Bragg's apparent further comments on Morrissey's "endorsement of right-wing politics."
https://www.list.co.uk/article/114666-billy-bragg-theres-no-way-back-for-morrissey/
https://www.femalefirst.co.uk/music/musicnews/billy-bragg-way-back-morrissey-1229883.html
bragg sounds like a complete hypocrite as he, of course, does NOT wish morrissey to find a way back. if he wished such a thing, he wouldve shut up on this issue. you dont need a lot of insight into human nature to know how attitude change (especially in men) can successfully be prevented for good.
 
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Life_Is_A_Pigsty

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Billy Bragg found his way back to socialism after selling his massive mansion.
 

Nerak

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Hovis! This is the pin I'll be wandering about with at Wembley. Come & say hi if you spot me (as I'm brutally murdered by far right Irish lesbian feminist vegans - the world's most numerous demographic).
 
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Low in High School

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There's never been a way forward for Bragg. This is like being told by a kid that you know nothing about life. These socialist traitors will all swing dead and rotten from lamp posts very very soon and their names are already on the lamp posts.
Bit strong mate. This is a site about a bloke from Manchester who sings a few half decent songs .Lynchmob weekly is elsewhere, if indeed it does exist. Have a glass of mild and a sit down love.
 
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