Archive | December, 2017

Bono and Global Tax Justice

5 Dec

I recently published a piece in The Guardian on the Paradise Papers tax revelations concerning Bono. This led to three interviews on this topic: one in the Swiss newspaper “Tages-Anzeiger” (here), one with the Greek newspaper “Εfimerida ton Syntakton” (here), and one that was used as research for an open letter to Bono in the German “Die Zeit” (here). I have always been careful not to make this all about demonising Bono, and so was a bit disappointed with the letter in Die Zeit. The initial headline for the Swiss article quoted me as saying “I don’t know if Bono will go to Hell” (I was just trying to make the point that it’s not about whether Bono’s a good or bad person), but I emailed them about this and they very kindly changed it.

I still have this huge balloon (9ft wide, 24ft high) resting in my father in law’s garage…I should probably put it on e-bay…