Bono Defends Poor While Bathing At £3000 A Night Hotel

SPEAKING from the sunken bath of his four room suite in Cannes, U2 frontman Bono has condemned the West for failing to eradicate Third World poverty.

Bono is in Cannes to launch U2's latest project, a 3D film of the group buying yachts in the Seychelles and then setting fire to them.

The DVD, priced £24.99, is expected to net the Dublin rockers more than £60 million worldwide.

Bono, who has been talking about poverty for more than 25 years, said: "As soon as I get out of this bath, have a massage with rare essential oils, eat some organic mango and set fire to a yacht, I'm gonna be knockin' on the White House door.

"And when GW answers I'm gonna say: 'Happy Birthday Mr President, there are 12 billion people right now not havin' another birthday'."

Later this year Bono will join Sting, George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for a summit on world poverty at the seven-star Burj-Al-Arab Hotel in Dubai.

But in true A-list fashion, the stars are already squabbling over who gets the room with the built-in waterfall.

Ula Okwami, a 38 year-old farmer from Chad, said: "Hang on a minute, I've had an idea. Call me a complete fruit-loop, but how about this?

"Instead of staying in a £3000 a night hotel, stay in a £1000 a night hotel and we'll use the change to buy goats and penicillin. Fuds."

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I'm Having A Picnic And Everyone's Invited!

By David Cameron

GLOBAL warming is a threat to us all. I'm really serious about this. It will cause untold misery for millions across the globe and change the way we live, for ever. But in the meantime it does mean lots and lots of lovely weather. And what's the absolute best thing to do when the sun shines? Have a picnic!

My wife Sam and I have been talking about it for a couple of weeks and we just decided, "what the hell," let's go for it. But we didn't want to leave anyone out so you're all invited. We've borrowed Somerset from a couple of friends and we really hope you can make it.

And when I say everyone, I really do mean it. That includes you lot 'Oop North', with your funny voices and your funny stories. You're so full of life, always stealing things or damaging things or blaming other people for your misfortune. I know you're on incapacity benefit, but I'm sure your legs will start working again when there's free beer on offer. What characters!

We want all you Scots there too. We love the Scots, with your funny voices and your funny stories and PLEASE DON'T HIT ME! Just kidding. We love going to Scotland and buying interesting little souvenirs, tasting unusual food and haggling with the locals. Last year we visited a place called 'Paisley' (you'll have to look up the pronunciation) and we couldn't believe that a place with such friendly and charming people could also be so poor and horrid. It moved us so deeply that we decided to sponsor a child there, and you should do the same. (And I promise this year I'll learn to speak a few words of Scottish!)

And how could it be a picnic without the Welsh? You're so warm and welcoming with your funny voices and your funny stories. Always complaining so musically and gossiping so viciously. But remember, you'll be out in the countryside and those animals don't belong to you. I'm not getting into trouble with the farmer because of you lot. You know what I'm talking about!

Last, but by no means least, we really want to see all you women there too. Bring a pie. I love women with their funny voices and their funny stories. You and my wife Sam will get along really well. You can slosh back gallons of white wine and chatter away all afternoon about handbags and marinades and shampoo, and how you manage to juggle having a career and an Aga. If you ask me you're all Wonder Woman!

So there we are. Everyone's invited (except the Irish, obviously) and it would be marvelous to see you all there. But don't forget, we've got a planet to look after so do try and come by train or bus, or even better get on your bike. (And I suppose you lot 'Oop North' could even steal a horse  – ha ha!).  See you in Somerset on the 26th!