Van Morrison has become the emblem of "resistance" to the new Coronavirus restrictions announced by Boris Johnson.


Lion of Belfast

, as popularly he knows, has released its latest "roar" under the title

No More Lockdown


No more confining

) yh

to the British government accused of acting "as fascist thugs who want to

disrupt our peace"


At 75 years old, with six Grammy Awards to his name, distinction of honor in the Rock Hall of Fame and highest recognition as an officer of the Order of the British Empire, Sir Van Morrison is nothing short of a living legend in his land.

Despite all his musical attributes - including immortal songs like



Wild Night

- Northern Ireland's Health Councilor Robin Swann has not hesitated to attack him in an article written precisely in

Rolling Stone



"We expected better from him," Swann writes.

"What you are saying is indeed dangerous and may encourage people not to take the Coronavirus seriously. If you see it as a big conspiracy, then you are less likely to follow public health advice that will help others stay safe. ".

Swann goes even further and

accuses Morrison of acting "insane and irresponsible"

with the lyrics (and music) of his anti-lockdown anthem: "His words are going to give arguments to conspiracy theorists who have undertaken a crusade against masks and vaccines and that they think that this is all a global plot to take away our freedoms. I just hope that no one takes him seriously. He is neither a guru nor a teacher. "

No guru, no method, no teacher

was precisely the title of the album released in 1986 by Van Morrison, who had occasionally put his foot in politics because of the peace process in Northern Ireland.

Halfway between the United States and the British Isles, his libertarian wishes were public and notorious, but they had never come to the fore as they have been until now

due to the severe restrictions imposed in the face of the pandemic



No more confinements / no more government excesses / no more fascist thugs / disturbing our peace,

" read the lyrics of his latest song.


No more cuts to our freedoms / to our God-given rights / claiming it's for our safety / when it's really our slavery


No more lockdown

is one of the three songs with the background of the Coronavirus that the Northern Irish singer will launch from September 25 and that he even intends to present at the London Palladium (as long as he respects the rules of social distancing).

The other two songs are titled

Born to be Free


As I walked out


In all of them he attacks in one way or another against the British Government

and even goes so far as to prey on "the scientists of the Imperial College" for justifying the confinement with "distorted facts".

"I'm not telling people what to do or think,"

defends the Northern Irish singer in a statement.

"The government is already doing a good job in that regard ... What I defend is freedom of choice. I think people should have the freedom to think for themselves."

At the end of August, Van Morrison stood out with a call to "singers, composers, producers and promoters" to make common cause in the resistance to the restrictions due to the Coronavirus that are having such an impact on the music industry:

"Take a step up front, fight pseudoscience and speak out loud



At least two notorious Britpop representatives have picked up the baton.

"No to confinement, no tests, no masks and no vaccines," Ian Brown, former leader of the Stone Roses, wrote on Twitter.

Brown has also released his own musical anathema, titled

Little Seed Big Tree

, in which he talks about

"the fake vaccine as a bad dream"

and "Masonic confinement in your own city."

Noel Gallagher, former Oasis guitarist and now leader of the High Flying Birds, has also joined the insurrection by

proclaiming on the networks his intention not to wear a mask in stores

, on the train or in public spaces: "They are taking us away too many fucking freedoms ... I've decided not to wear it. "

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