That's not what I meant to imply. They have spoken, reconciled and fallen out again many times over the years. I always get a sense, when I've read about it (their pub meets or driving around) that they reminisce when they are together but avoid discussing the split. Then, when journalists mention it, one or the other will say something catty and the gulf opens up again. I think it's sad to see Johnny saying they aren't friends or Morrissey comparing the Smiths to Bowie's Laughing Gnome. They had a great connection once and I think there are a lot of things unresolved.
Yes - I've often thought that Marr is mercurial when it comes to Moz and The Smiths. Sometimes he embraces his legacy and seems hugely proud of it; at other times, a fan or journalist seems to touch a sore point and he can be quite sharp or dismissive.
I wonder what happened, or if it was just the split itself now that has become bad for them? I recall a quote of Marr saying that they will always have some connection, but they seem to have had a very close relationship, and for them to say things like they no longer care about eachother or to dismiss it is sort of crazy