Just in case there was any lingering doubt that Morrissey was actually a sound bloke, he's given one of his worst interviews to date.
The lengthy chat, which has been published via his own mouthpiece Morrissey Central, because he doesn't do interviews anymore, is with John Riggers. Between the usual animal rights talk, Morrissey manages to further his right-wing credentials.
"There is a new party called For Britain," he says. "They have the best approach to animal welfare, whereas no other party even bothers to mention animal welfare. The EU will not protect animals from halal or kosher practice. For Britain seem to say what many British people are currently thinking, which is why the BBC or Channel 4 News will not acknowledge them, because, well, For Britain would change British politics forever … and we can’t have that! If you love animals, you really cannot vote Labour or Conservative. Give animals a break. They’ve done enough for you. Let them live."
For Britain is described as a "far-right" group founded by "anti-Islam activist" and former UKIP hopeful Anne Marie Waters (Morrissey has supported her in the past). Even Nigel Farage has called Waters and her supporters "nazis and racists" (though Tommy Robinson is apparently a fan).
As well as that he takes aim at London Mayor Sadiq Khan ("This is the Mayor of London! And he cannot talk properly!") and - on the rise of acid attacks - claims that "all of the attacks are non-white, and so they cannot be truthfully addressed by the British government or the Met Police or the BBC because of political correctness. What this means is that the perpetrator is considered to be as much of a victim as the actual victim. We live in the Age of Atrocity."
But wait, there's more: "And as far as racism goes, the modern Loony Left seem to forget that Hitler was Left wing! But of course, we are all called racist now, and the word is actually meaningless. It’s just a way of changing the subject. When someone calls you racist, what they are saying is ”hmm, you actually have a point, and I don’t know how to answer it, so perhaps if I distract you by calling you a bigot we’ll both forget how enlightened your comment was."
The wide-ranging chat is an exhausting read, especially if you enjoy(ed) his music, but he does point out one very sad truth: "Unfortunately I cannot retire from myself!"