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- Posted on Dec 9th 2010 9:30AM by Jody Thompson
The Tory leader has been criticised in recent days by both former band members for declaring his love for the much-missed legendary Manchester outfit, with the latter saying he forbade Cameron from liking them.
But yesterday the argument was brought into the corridors of power when Labour MP Kerry McCarthy mentioned it during in Prime Minister's Questions ahead of today's controversial Government vote on tuition fees.
As reported by the BBC, she said: "As someone who claims to be an avid fan of the Smiths, the Prime Minister will no doubt be rather upset this week to hear that both Morrissey and Johnny Marr have banned him from liking them.
"The Smiths are, of course, the archetypal student band. If he wins tomorrow night's vote, what songs does he think students will be listening to? 'Miserable Lie', 'I Don't Owe You Anything' or 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now'?"
However, Cameron tried to make light of the challenge by including several Smiths song titles in his response.
He said: "I expect that if I turned up I probably wouldn't get 'This Charming Man' and if I went with the Foreign Secretary [William Hague] it would probably be 'William It Was Really Nothing'."