World’s oldest record store bans Morrissey sales over far-right support

World’s oldest record store bans Morrissey sales over far-right support, by Ben Beaumont-Thomas.

Spillers Records, the world’s oldest record shop, has banned Morrissey albums from sale.

The shop in Cardiff made the decision due to Morrissey’s support for the far-right political party For Britain, including wearing a badge with the party’s logo when performing on a US talk show this month. …

Wearing that badge got him banned

Anne Marie Waters, leader of For Britain, has described Islam as evil and as “a culture that does not fit with ours”. …

The former Smiths frontman has become an increasingly controversial figure in recent years for a string of remarks and his support for the far right. He voiced support for EDL founder Tommy Robinson in the wake of his sentencing for contempt of court, saying: “It’s very obvious that Labour or the Tories do not believe in free speech … I mean, look at the shocking treatment of Tommy Robinson.” He described halal meat preparation as evil and “requires certification that can only be given by supporters of Isis”; he told the NME in 2007 that “the higher the influx into England the more the British identity disappears … the gates of England are flooded.

Must not oppose the narrative, even if you were once a left wing icon and popstar to the hip and trendy.