Following Johnny Marr 's proclamation at the recent NME Awards that his old group The Smiths would only reform if the current UK government stepped down from power, that great commentator of cultural society and member of the opposition party Labour John Prescott has come out in support of Marr, and taken to Twitter to say "Hello Johnny. Just to say we'll work really hard on that reunion! pleasepleaseletmegetwhatiwant", the hash tag being in relation to the Manchester-based band's track of the same title.
Marr made the initial comments earlier this week when picking up the award for Best Re-issues at the Nme Awards for their 'Complete' box set. He commented "We won't be reforming this week. Maybe if the government stepped down. If this government stepped down, I'll reform the band. How's that? That's a fair trade, isn't it? I think the country would be better off, don't you? I'll do it if the coalition steps down." Marr's tongue may well have been in cheek, but Prescott evidently took it seriously enough, following his previous tweet with "Please reform cosheavenknowsweremiserablenow," in another witty reference to another Smiths song.