Johnny Marr slams David Cameron at Albert Hall Homecoming gig
8 October 2015, 15:37
The Manchester star had some strong words for Prime Minister David Cameron.
Johnny Marr slammed Prime Minister David Cameron at his Albert Hall Homecoming gig in Manchester last night (Wednesday 7th October).
According to the Manchester Evening News, the 51-year-old laid into the leader of the conservative party, asking security to open the doors so Cameron - who is currently in the city for the Conservative Party Conference - could hear him.
Speaking to the crowd, the Messenger singer scowled: "We'd like to give you a bacon butty, Mr Cameron, but there's been too many cut backs."
He added: "This is Johnny. You know Johnny, from The Smiths, that band you like so much.
"Seeing as you're in our city I'd just like to ask you about the Brentwood school for disabled children in South Manchester.
"Do you know what it's like for an autistic girl to have to get on a public bus every single day? That's not the way we do it in Manchester, Mr Cameron, because we're fair and were Mancunians."
The singer then dedicated the Primitive's track, Crash, to the leader of the Conservative party, before launching into the cover. Video footage of the full rant's been taken down from YouTube, but we did manage to catch this snippet from a fan in the crowd:
Meanwhile, The Smiths have been nominated for the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame 2016. The band join 15 acts who are up for the honour, including Yes and Nine-Inch-Nails.
Johnny Marr is also set to play the O2 Apollo Manchester, along with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds as part of The Radio X Road Trip with Chris Moyles, Together with O2.