Morrissey: ‘Jeremy Corbyn could be assassinated’
The former Smiths front man issued the warning during a gig on Wednesday evening.
Performing in Plymouth, southwest England, Morrissey reportedly told the crowd Corbyn’s anti-war stance, anti-monarchy views and vegetarianism are likely to attract the interest of a gun-toting hit-man.
While no footage has emerged of Morrissey making the comments, a number of Twitter users shared the singer’s opinions on the Labour leader.
Since his landslide election to the opposition leadership, the Conservatives have branded Corbyn a threat to the UK’s economic and social stability. His Tory opponents even made a video purporting to note his “friendships” with Hamas and Hezbollah.
Morrissey reflects on Corbyn nightmare: "There is another world. There is a better world. Well, there must be."— Andy Williams (@andyrwilliams) September 12, 2015
Corbyn was further criticized on Tuesday after refraining from singing the national anthem ‘God Save the Queen’ at an event commemorating the Battle of Britain. Critics claimed he denigrated the sacrifices of war veterans.
Somebody will try to assassinate Corbyn for being a veggie and a republican apparently... Morrissey, just shhhhhhh! #StillLikeTheSmiths— Lauren Brown McIndoe (@LBMcIndoe) September 16, 2015
The Labour leader however displayed a show of force in his first Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) against Prime Minister David Cameron, where he asked the PM questions submitted by the general public.
To date, there have been no reported attempts on Corbyn’s life. In the words of the Smith’s, will Jezza be the first of the gang to die or a light that never goes out?