"I don’t think Christmas Day is quite the time to be trading slaps..."

Morrissey has never held back on his opinions of the Royal Family.

So Christmas would, on the surface, seem like an ideal time to air his views. Channel 4 regularly host an alternative to the Queen's Speech, inviting figures to give their take on the year just passed.

In a fresh statement on fan site True To You, Morrissey has revealed that he was asked to give this year's speech - but he turned the opportunity down.

The statement reads:

My view that the monarchy should be quietly dismantled for the good of England is reasonably well-known, but I don’t think Christmas Day is quite the time to be trading slaps. The Queen should be allowed the impassioned trance of her annual address to the British people, if only to once again prove that, in her frozen posture, she has nothing to offer and nothing to say, and she has no place in modern Britain except as a figure of repression; no independent thought required. The Queen very well might be the most powerful woman in England, but she lacks the power to make herself loved, and the phony inflation of her family attacks all rational intellect.

All over the world highly civilized peoples exist without the automatic condescension of a ‘royal’ family. England can do the same, and will find more respect for doing so.

In other Moz-related news, Morrissey recently told Serbian radio station B92 that he planned to get back into the studio next year. The singer has an album's worth of songs up his sleeve, and plans to kick off recording sessions in February.

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