Johnny Marr does not seem to have forgiven David Cameron for his love of The Smiths.

The guitarist said the Prime Minister's claims to like the band "do not ring true".

"We are not his kind of people," he told the BBC.

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Johnny Marr forbids David Cameron from liking The Smiths

Cameron chose Smiths classic This Charming Man on an appearance on Desert Island Discs in 2006.

Speaking on the Today programme on Tuesday, Marr said the episode had been "a stupid conversation".

He said: "It's quite funny, actually..it just doesn't ring true to me.

"He's entitled to like what he likes, as long as he doesn't say it."

Marr has previously promised to reform The Smiths - as long as Cameron resigns.

And in 2010 he said Cameron was "forbidden" from being a fan of the band.


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David Cameron, stop saying that you like The Smiths, no you don't. I forbid you to like it.

Asked about this on Tuesday morning, he added: "I do forbid him to like us...we are not his kind of people."

Marr also took a pot shot at modern bands, apparently including Take That, branding some of the songs "chicken soup for the soul turned into music."