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Saturday 10 December 2016

Pack your bags, Bono... you're off to fun Syria

Published 17/04/2016 | 02:30

No laughing matter: Bono takes a seat at Capitol Hill in Washington to speak to a US Congress subcommittee.
No laughing matter: Bono takes a seat at Capitol Hill in Washington to speak to a US Congress subcommittee.
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D' you know what? I've been quite worried for the last few weeks. Fretful, even.

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Where was Bono in all the 1916 Centenary celebrations? Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that I missed him, so much as I was struck by his absence. After all, this is a man who has never missed the opportunity for an utterly meaningless cliché and, let's face it, 2016 will go down as the year of meaningless cliché.

I had even considered appropriating Waldo doing a 'Where's Bono' piece in the column last week, but caring, considerate type that I am, I was worried that he might actually be sick and didn't want to cause distress.

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