Saturday, August 26, 2006


Ronnie Wood isn't impressed with Bono or Bob Geldof, snorting that their political activities don't do any good:

He reckons their efforts make no difference to the status quo.

The 59-year-old also said all he wanted to do was entertain people.

He stormed: "I would never go into politics like Bono. Geldof and him can keep trying until the end of the earth but it won't make a difference."

This, of course, is based on a mistaken belief that property developer and Wall Street financier Bono is interested in upsetting the status quo rather than upholding it.

He added: "I like to make people happy. Politics doesn't do that. Art does."

That's not strictly true, though, is it, Ron? Politics can make people happy - for example, by funding education properly, a nation's politicians can provide young people with the skills and inspiration to go on to create art that will generate happiness. That does require people to pay their taxes rather than pretend to be Dutch to avoid them, though, doesn't it, Mr. Wood?

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