Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Bob Geldof can now drive his sheep over bridges

Yesterday, Bob Geldof was given the freedom of the City of London:

Singer Bob Geldof received the Freedom of the City of London in recognition of his services to music and outstanding contribution to International social justice and peace.
I bet there was a phonecall or two:
- Yeah, Bob's thrilled, but he says can you include a mention of his services to music? ... No, music... The Boomtown Rats? The Vegetarians of Love? ... oh, you haven't? ... look, have you got Google there? Try searching for the Boomtown Rats...

Apparently, he doesn't really have the right to drive sheep over bridges; and it's probably a moot point if he'd be entitled to a silken rope should he ever find himself being hanged in the city.


Anonymous said...

I'm a bit rusty on my London facts so someone can correct me here if I'm wrong but by "City of London" do they mean that small corporation-run greed-orientated fiscal section of the capital that doesn't include the rest of the Greater London part or is the distinction not relevant here? Either way, well done Bob on finally fulfilling all the goals of Live Ai... oh wait...

Simon Hayes Budgen said...

The only part of the country where the local government is largely elected by businesses? That'd be the one.

Robin Carmody said...

... and where a particularly unpleasant far-right politician had a long stint on said "Common Council" (google Dennis Delderfield).

Robin Carmody said...

Think I should have put "politician" in inverted commas above. But enough of that ...

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