Monday 24 September 2018

Bono's bright blue flag has the right enemies

U2 frontman Bono. Photo: Bloomberg
U2 frontman Bono. Photo: Bloomberg
Declan Lynch

Declan Lynch

'Nobody knows anything" has become such a familiar line, you might even expect to hear it some day soon on The Week In Politics, resulting in the kind of knowing laughter it must have caused when first written by William Goldman 35 years ago.

Yes, you can hear the junior minister saying it now, as if 'twere newly minted. Just in time, indeed, to be out of date. Because if Goldman was writing today, I have a feeling he might be favouring the other extreme, which is to say, "everybody knows everything".

Yes, everybody knows everything or, if not, they know somebody who does, maybe somebody they follow on Twitter whose knowledge can instantly become theirs.

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