On the 5th July 2021 Sam Esty Rayner published another interview with his Uncle on Morrissey Central.

Morrissey talked about his emotional breakdown after the death of his mother and his life-long depression.

He also mentioned a murder committed by an Albanian, knife crime (often associated with black teenagers in the press) and the Manchester bomb.

But he didn’t use a startling enough phrase so scandal-mongers had to make do with Con-Vid & slavery.

We now live in Covid Society which is gleefully inflicted on the British public – or should I say the poorer elements of British society, so why do you think the public take it lying down?
Because they are quite used to the political scene being dominated by someone whom they can’t stand. The bigger problem is that nobody can any longer agree with anyone else, and this is the main outcome of Con-vid. It has brought the worst out in people, and we weren’t ever in this together. We are deprived of seeing and hearing other people, and above all, you want to be with others who see and hear what you see and hear, because this is basic oxygen for the human soul. Take it away and people are dead.
Covid Society is also the precise description of slavery, yet we are supposed to be in a time when anything connected to slavery must be blown up or thrown in a canal in Bristol.
Precisely. And more people are now forced into poverty which is another form of slavery, as is tax and Council Tax and all the other ways in which we are pinned down and tracked. Our present freedom is restricted to visiting supermarkets and buying sofas. The government act like Chinese emperors… “We will allow you to live as we do if you behave yourself.”
Will there be a revolution?
No, because the tanks would be turned against the people immediately. The police are already trained to believe that every answer you give them is a lie. This is all nothing to do with me. It’s just the way it is.

Nine: will the UK ever be out of Lockdown?
It isn’t really in Lockdown except for people at the lower end of the social ladder. People who have wealth are not remotely affected by rules and regulations. Their lives are as they always were. The police only fine people who live on council estates. Haven’t you noticed?

Sam had been posting a variety of anti-vaxx memes and videos on Central, but Morrissey himself had said nothing about masks or vaccines, hadn’t called it a scam and hadn’t demanded that restrictions be lifted.

His observation that the rich didn’t comply with the UK’s restrictions is true.

On a side note – Morrissey loves puns, so had referred to Covid as Kung Flu. And had also felt vindicated by widespread criticism of China’s inhumane wet markets. (He’s never quite grasped that he was accused of genocidal hatred when he figuratively used “subspecies” & seems convinced people thought he had falsely accused China of animal cruelty.) But surprisingly it was Paul McCartney who copped the Sinophobia scandal.

During this fascinating period of Big Brother conformism … otherwise known as Kung Flu, a lot of people have adopted Everyday Is Like Sunday as the summing-up of our times. (Morrissey, 25 April, in the year 2525 – in reality 2020)

… until the United Nations (who?), and the EU and the WHO announce STOP EATING ANIMALS – which they never will! $£$£$£$£ ker-ching! ker-ching! – the earth and its humans have only one word to say to each other: Joigin! Dovidenja! Sbohem! Farvel! Tot ziens! Nagemist! Na Kemiin! Au revoir! Auf wiedersehen! Ya sou! L’hitraot! Namaste! Viszlat! Vertu saell! Sampai jumpa! Slan! Arrivederci! Sayonara! Annyeong! Ha det bra! Zegnaj! Adeus!
La revedere! Adjo! Gorusuruz! Do pobachennia! Hwyl fawr! (Morrissey, Morrissey Central, April 2020)

I offer loud applause to Paul McCartney and Brian May, both of whom I love and respect greatly, for calling for a complete ban on China’s so-called ‘wet-markets’ … which is just a gentle name for hell on earth. There is enough footage of China’s ‘wet-markets’ on You Tube to enlighten you and sicken you at the same time. As with the British abattoir, such places are an evil torment that have no excuse in a civilized world. But is this world civilized? If I, on the other hand, made a comment on China’s ‘wet-markets’ the British press would set fire to my mother’s hair. (Morrissey, Morrissey Central, April 2020)

Chinese outlets have wasted no opportunity throughout the year to highlight the United States – and to some extent the UK’s – poor handling of the virus, and how these have exacerbated divisions. This has happened to such an extent that it has become popular for Chinese netizens to call Covid-19 the “America virus” or “Trump virus”.

A messy argument with a Johnny Marr fan on Twitter over Johnny calling Morrissey, ‘Dorrissey’, resulted in an accusation of anti-Asian propaganda because of a work by Brazilian artist, Rodrigo Pires, reposted from Instagram. So it could yet make headlines.

There is not plenty more. It’s this.