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3 March 2014

3:20 PM

3 March 2014

3:20 PM

The Today programme’s early morning audience were roused by a very excited reporter chasing Bono at the Oscars this morning. ‘Bono! BONO!’ he shouted, before the Great Man himself strolled over to offer Radio 4 listeners some, er, unique wisdom.


Some thought this incident sounded a little bit like the well-spoken chap chasing his naughty dog Fenton in Richmond Park. But Mr Steerpike has lurked for so long in the Westminster bubble that he sees everything through the merciless prism of politics. And so he was reminded of George Osborne’s most recent brush with Bono (no, not that one).


The Chancellor popped down a mine shaft in Nottinghamshire in December, and was shown around by a man who bore a striking resemblance to Bono. Mr Steerpike hears that this amused the Chancellor’s team so much that when they met up for lunch with Bono at Davos, they showed him the above photo to get his reaction. Apparently Bono was rather unnerved.

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  • Julian Dimitrov

    cool coffee blog:

  • Doggie Roussel

    Good God…. Bono and Gideon look as though they have been caught red-handed in a lady-boy brothel in Bangkok…

  • Doggie Roussel

    Wall to wall pillocks… this creep, Bono should be in Ethiopia or South Sudan with his confrere, Geldof, making sure that the despots in charge are collecting all their aid rations… this pair of tax-dodging frauds, who have garnered a fortune while warbling like half-dead crows, should at least be consigned to the cultural dustbin… they are a couple of fraudulent and self-important codpieces.

  • Peter L

    Even by the low standards of the Beeb, this was a total

    How did the star-struck teenager with the microphone think a
    superannuated Irish sleb could add any wisdom to the Today programme?

    (OK, there’s rarely any wisdom on the Today programme………………………….)

  • swatnan

    Give the doga bono. I swear that John aka Sturton aka Eddie didn’t know where to put himself. Someone’s due for a dressing down at the Beeb. Shame really; brought toiday back to life.