The Edge: Ireland has ‘no problem’ with U2 tax status

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There's a great article in The First Post Daily under the above headline.

'The Edge' - Bono's best mate - has lashed out in the Baltimore Sun (for reasons best known to himself) describing:

the allegations about the band's tax matters as "totally false and possibly libellous".

He also claimed the Irish government had "no problem with U2 basing some of their business activities in Holland" and that "U2 and its members have paid many, many millions of dollars in taxes to the United States Internal Revenue Service over the years."

Oh dear, he still doesn't get it, does he?

Legality is not morality. U2s arrangements may be legal - in which case the Irish government may accept them. But they stink when this band demands action for the poorest countries in the world who suffer from abuse orchestrated through structures similar to those this band uses.

Candidly 'The Edge' looks like he's fallen over it. And if he's so tetchy maybe he needs to ask why that's the case. Has his conscience been pricked after all?

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