First Bob, now Tony Bliar’s (other) mate Bono (Bloody Bono) has got the gong. Well, kinda. According to the band’s website, “As Bono is Irish he is not entitled to the ‘Sir’ title, as a British national would be”. As Bono is a twat, he’s accepted it anyway… After all, the Brits may not have done a whole lot for Ireland, but Britain’s done a lot for U2.
Honorary knighthood for U2’s Bono
December 23, 2006
U2 frontman Bono is being awarded an honorary knighthood by the Queen, the British Embassy in Dublin has said.
The singer, whose real name is Paul Hewson, has been given the honour for “his services to the music industry and for his humanitarian work,” it said.
Prime Minister Tony Blair congratulated him, telling the singer in a letter: “You have tirelessly used your voice to speak up for Africa.”
The 46-year-old will receive the honour [sic] in Dublin early in the new year.
British ambassador David Reddaway will conduct the ceremony…