The guitarist revealed that he doesn't avoid communication with Smiths frontman Morrissey, but that they are each just focussed on their own solo careers.
Marr told NME: "I don't not speak to him, because that implies a certain standoff or whatever. He's doing his thing and I'm doing mine, and we go through periods of time when we're in communication and at times when we're not.
"I'm not sure he wants to communicate, so I'll just carry on doing what I'm doing, and live my life and be a musician."
Speaking about a possible reunion, he joked: "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."
The Smiths were handed the 'Best Re-issue' prize at last night's NME Awards for their Complete Re-issues series.
Talking about the win, Marr added: "It feels nice, actually, because we've not been given an award before, I don't think. So I think it's the first award The Smiths have had, so that's pretty good. It's nice that people still love the songs.
"Putting [out] that reissue was a lot of struggle, so I'm glad that it worked out well. It's nice to get a pat on the back for it."
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