U2 frontman Bono has been busy seeking to promote the European Union, claiming that “Europe is a thought that needs to become a feeling”.
Meeting with EU Parliament President Antonio Tajani in Brussels, Bono said: “As an artist, I think I probably have a role to play in romancing the idea of Europe and seeing it as something warm-blooded.”
He also claimed that: “Europe is a thought that needs to become a feeling and I am, as an artist, in service of that.”
Journalist Nick Gutteridge tweeted that security wouldn’t let anyone in during the visit. Man of the people indeed!
Security not letting anyone into the EU Parliament because Bono is here. Was able to wander around and doorstep Leo Varadkar – a head of state – just the other day. Not improving my opinion of the former to be honest.
— Nick Gutteridge (@nick_gutteridge) October 10, 2018
There is a track record here, with Bono having previously pushed the metro elite virtue-signalling favourite of waving the EU flag as somehow being a ‘radical act’.
The level of delusion is mildly amusing – but outside of the bubble 70% of Brits don’t give a crap about what such celebs have to say about politics anyway.
Rock and roll ain’t what it used to be, that’s for sure!