Singer MORRISSEY was quizzed by the FBI and British intelligence after
speaking out against the American and British governments.
The Brit is a famous critic of the US-led war in Iraq and has dubbed President
GEORGE W BUSH a "terrorist" - but he was baffled to be hauled in by
Morrissey explains, "The FBI and the Special Branch have investigated
me and I've been interviewed and taped and so forth.
"They were trying to determine if I was a threat to the government, and
similarly in England. But it didn't take them very long to realise that I'm
"I don't belong to any political groups, I don't really say anything unless
I'm asked directly and I don't even demonstrate in public. I always assume that
so-called authoritarian figures just assume that pop/rock music is slightly
insane and an untouchable platform for the working classes to stand up and say
"My view is that neither England or America are democratic societies.
You can't really speak your mind and if you do you're investigated."