Spandau Ballet star TONY HADLEY has spoken out in support of Morrissey - insisting the star's alleged views on national identity were accurate. The former Smiths frontman was alleged to have made the controversial remarks in a recent interview with British music magazine NME, although he has since refuted the allegations of racism. He is reported to have said: "Other countries have held on to their basic identity, yet it seems to me that England has thrown it away." But Hadley insists he agrees with the singer's reported words, and is adamant tighter measures need to be used to limit immigration to the U.K. from foreign countries. He says, "Morrissey was right in what he (reportedly) said about England losing its identity because of immigration. I would back that. "Everyone jumps on the race bandwagon when you mention immigration. But this is a very small island. Immigration has brought some benefits but we need to keep it under control. This is not about race, we just need to know how many people are in this country." Morrissey took legal action against the NME earlier this week (begs03Dec07) over the alleged comments.