Wednesday, August 09, 2006


"We're an Irish band" proclaimed the young Bono from the Live Aid stage, "we come from Dublin, Ireland."

And U2 were an Irish band. Then.

Now, you might be surprised to hear, they're a Dutch band, having switched their operations to the Netherlands to avoid tax.

So, that's what Bono means with his ONE campaign - as in "looking after number". Interesting for a man who is happy to lecture governments on how they should spend their tax revenues is so keen on going out his way to make sure there's as little in the pot as there can be.

Remember, when Bono calls on you to campaign for your government to give more to developing nations, it's your money he's talking about. All yours, if he can possibly manage it.

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