Morrissey 'refuses to live in the UK because of immigration explosion'
UK Daily Mail
Wednesday November 28, 2007
The pop singer Morrissey claims he can no longer live in a Britain he believes lost to an "immigration explosion".
The former frontman of the Smiths, who is now based in Rome, claimed England was just 'a memory now'.
The 48-year-old added: "Other countries have held on to their basic identity yet it seems to me that England was thrown away.
"The change in England is so rapid compared to the change in any other country.
"If you walk through Knightsbridge on any bland day of the week you won't hear an English accent.
"You'll hear every accent under the sun apart from the British accent.
"The British identity is very attractive, I grew up into it and I find it quaint and very amusing."
Morrissey, who has sung of his love for English culture and can count Tory leader David Cameron as a fan, is the son of an Irish immigrant family which settled in Manchester.