The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has unleashed a scathing attack on the Prime Minister at the first of his two homecoming gigs last night – and MM has the footage.
In the clip, Marr criticises the cuts to school buses at Brentwood special educational needs school in Altrincham, describing it as ‘inhumane’ and ‘not fair’.
Warning, the clip contains explicit language:
He said: “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.”
He continued to say: “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 we’re Mancunians.”
Marr, who was raised in Wythenshawe, was playing the first of two gigs at the Albert Hall as part of his latest tour, when he momentarily paused the show to address the Prime Minister who has been in Manchester for the Conservative Party Conference.
The indie icon has been a frequent critic of the Conservative government, and famously joined his former song-writing partner Morrissey in forbidding the Prime Minister from liking The Smiths back in 2010.
Marr recently completed mastering a live album from his recent Playland tour, which includes songs recorded at Manchester Apollo, and is set to perform at Albert Hall again tomorrow.
The clip was shot by student Ellen McGoran, 17, who was at the gig last night.
Image courtesy of Phil King, with thanks.