Van Morrison takes legal action against politician over Covid-19 opinion piece

Robin Swann, The Health Minister of Northern Ireland, criticised the singer-songwriter's stance on Covid-19 restrictions in a Rolling Stone op-ed published in September 2020, BBC News reports. In the piece, Swann described the songs Morrison wrote on the issue as "dangerous" and a "smear" on those involved in the public health response to the virus. In his songs, released in 2020, Morrison protested against the Covid-19 lockdowns and claimed scientists were "making up crooked facts" about the virus to "enslave" the population.

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