Jimmy Cliff at Glastonbury 2011 singing We Don’t Want Another Vietnam in Afghanistan.
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They have watchtowers built into the Glastonbury fence, seemed oddly familiar. — Mark Thomas
I’m all for protests. I’ve been protesting all of my life. I’m glad they got the chance to have their say. But, as it happens, what they’re protesting about is wrong. — Bono
Bono likes to pontificate on the world stage on Third World issues. Nothing wrong with that, he highlights real issues. But that does not excuse him from paying his taxes.
Last night at Glastonbury, ArtUncut pulled a stunt which highlighted his failure to pay his tax.
Campaigner Charlie Dewar said:
U2′s multi million-euro tax dodge is depriving the Irish people at a time when they desperately need income to offset the Irish government’s savage austerity programme.
Tax nestling in the band’s bank account should be helping to keep open the hospitals, schools and libraries that are closing all over Ireland.
Bono is well-known for his anti-poverty campaigning but Art Uncut is accusing him of hypocrisy.
Glastonbury security thugs were not amused. They pounced!
Bono was not amused. Bono criticised the tax protesters for “using large music events to raise awareness of political movements is tacky and opportunistic.”
Erm. Is this not what Bono does? Is this not the pot calling the kettle black?
Shame on the BBC who edited the incident out of their Glastonbury coverage.
Top story in Bono Daily (Saturday 25 June 2011).