After wearing his For Britain badge during his recent performance on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show, Morrissey's music was banned from Spillers Records in Cardiff. Today, Merseyrail have removed the posters advertising Morrissey's California Son album.

Morrissey has responded to the recent events in a lengthy post on his Messages From Morrissey page.

He thanks BBC Radio 2 and Jo Whiley for recent support, "I will always remember Radio 2's steady support during these rocky weeks - especially from Jo Whiley."

The former Smiths singer also spoke out about the British Media, "I am sorry the UK print media's contorted interpretation of who and what I am has gone all wrong. In these days when most people are afraid to even whisper, the print media write as if someone is coming to get them. This aching nervousness brings on the vengeful and paranoid. Inventing Britain's doomsday is the preoccupation of the tabloids, and they can hate you for having lived."

Morrissey goes on to cement his political views, "I call for the prosperity of free speech; the eradication of totalitarian control; I call for diversity of opinion; I call for the total abolition of the abattoir; I call for peace, above all; I call for civil society; I call for a so-far unknowable end to brutalities; "No" to Soviet Britain; prayers not to gods but to forces; an end to disingenuous media cluelessness."

Before closing his statement, Morrissey slammed the media once more, "beware of those who write in headlines; moral fiber means holding on … to your friends; give up on inferior arguments; God gave you your life to enjoy - you will cry for your life in years to come … death always answers back; do not be a nobody; you have survived this far in order to make the remainder peaceful and funny; your very survival proves that you have a right; ignore the cold eyes of fascism; your life is Art."

Morrissey's California Son album is out now. Read the full statement over on morrisseycentral.com.