Celebrating my birthday in Manchester as news of the Manchester Arena bomb broke. The anger is monumental.
For what reason will this ever stop?
Theresa May says such attacks "will not break us", but her own life is lived in a bullet-proof bubble, and she evidently does not need to identify any young people today in Manchester morgues. Also, "will not break us" means that the tragedy will not break her, or her policies on immigration. The young people of Manchester are already broken - thanks all the same, Theresa. Sadiq Khan says "London is united with Manchester", but he does not condemn Islamic State - who have claimed responsibility for the bomb. The Queen receives absurd praise for her 'strong words' against the attack, yet she does not cancel today's garden party at Buckingham Palace - for which no criticism is allowed in the Britain of free press. Manchester mayor Andy Burnham says the attack is the work of an "extremist". An extreme what? An extreme rabbit?
In modern Britain everyone seems petrified to officially say what we all say in private. Politicians tell us they are unafraid, but they are never the victims. How easy to be unafraid when one is protected from the line of fire. The people have no such protections.
23 May 2017.
- Morrissey Says Something Predictably Dumb About the Manchester Bombing - SPIN. Link from Rene.
- Morrissey Slams British Politicians After Manchester Attack - Rolling Stone. Link from Rene.
- Morrissey attacks politicians and the Queen over Manchester terrorism response - The Guardian
- Morrissey criticises 'bullet-proof bubble' May over Manchester concert attack - Sky News. Link posted by ACTON.
- Sorry Morrissey, but love and resistance are our best weapons against terror by Suzanne Moore - The Guardian. Link posted by Uncleskinny (original post).
- "The years have proved the only thing Morrissey understood was himself" - New Statesman. Link posted by Uncleskinny.
- Why Morrissey Is Dead To Me, By Gene's Martin Rossiter - The Quietus. Link posted by Uncleskinny.
- Morrissey: There Is a Whine That Never Goes Out by Jason Rhode - Paste Magazine. Link posted by Famous when dead (original post).
- Manchester is a city of live music and good times. That’s why this hurts so much by Carol Birch - The Guardian. Link posted by an anonymous person.
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