Morrissey versus the Queen

The very existence of the Queen and her now enormous family – all supported by the British taxpayer whether the British taxpayer likes it or not – is entirely against any notion of democracy, and is against freedom of speech. For a broad historical view of what the Queen is and how she “rules”, examine Gaddafi or Mubarak, and see if you can spot any difference.

Those are the words of the rock legend Morrissey, of Smiths fame, who’s never been shy from speaking his mind. He’s an outspoken critic of eating meat, the US government, China, and the record industry. And he’s always shared the punk hate for England royals.

In this essay for Hot Press the singer takes on the royals post-wedding stating “the Queen will be the same as ever: who we are born to is more important than what we achieve in life.”