Morrissey is an iconic musician, and a guy who apparently writes some terrible sex scenes in books, but he’s so much more. He’s also a curmudgeon, and an animal rights activist, and these two interests seem to have come together to make him consider running for Mayor of London.
The Smiths frontman has been invited by the Animal Welfare Party to be their Mayoral candidate in the upcoming election for Mayor of London. Evidently, all he needs to enter the race is 330 signatures of support for his candidacy, and he is actually seriously contemplating running for mayor. Morrissey made a statement about it on his website that is pretty lengthy, and quintessential Morrissey:
Animal welfare groups cannot persist simply in order to continue to persist. There must be a governmental voice against the hellish and archaic social injustice allotted to animals in the United Kingdom simply because those animals do not speak English, otherwise millions of very caring citizens are greatly concerned about issues that no one is able to do anything about. What animal protectionists need to say is very well worth saying and well worth hearing. But we cannot just sit around waiting for establishment enlightenment. The sanctimonious disaster of animal agriculture cannot be allowed to go on forever, because its widespread impact is hellish.
It goes on like this for a while, but you can get the gist from the above passage. In truth, while this is all delightful because it’s Morrissey running for mayor, even if it does happen, there is, of course, no chance he will actually be Mayor of London. Then again, if his campaign slogan were “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want,” maybe he’s got a shot. Or if he wants to go a bit more Trump-ish in his approach, “Panic in the streets of London.”
(Via True To You)