As you may recall, a few weeks ago at the NME Awards Johnny Marr was badgered (once again) about when he'd reform the Smiths. Marr quipped that he'd reform the Smiths if the current government stepped down:
"We won't be reforming this week. Maybe if the government stepped down. If this government stepped down, I'll reform the band. How's that? That's a fair trade, isn't it? I think the country would be better off, don't you? I'll do it if the coalition steps down."
Up to now there hasn't been an official statement (at least not a real one anyway) from Prime Minister David Cameron, who declared himself to be a big Smiths fan in 2010, much to the dismay of Morrissey and Marr. But it looks like Cameron has finally made a public comment, albeit a brief one, regarding the situation. The following quote attributed to Cameron was published in yesterday's Financial Times:
“I love The Smiths but there are limits."
So there you have it. Cameron really DOESN'T love The Smiths at all. A true fan would just take one for the team, no???