We hear last week of the accession to an honorary knighthood of U2’s Bono, for “services to humanity”.
To put this into proper perspective, there is a lovely letter in “The Sunday Times” today from a gentleman whose name in the paper, believe it, or not is recorded as Sandy Pratt from Bromley, Kent. It reads –
Sir, The award of an honorary knighthood to Bono for services to humanity reminds me of an incident when his band U2 were giving a concert in Glasgow. He asked the audience for complete silence and started clapping his hands every few seconds before saying “Every time I clap my hands, a child in Africa dies”. A Scots voice boomed out: “Well, stop doing it then.”