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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Saturday, October 01, 2005
    Frank on Bono's hat
    Bit daunting speaking just before the very experienced Frank Field MP this morning but he was very nice to me about it afterwards. Occasion: a public meeting organised by our local Church Action on Poverty group, somewhat rhetorically titled 'Have We Beaten Poverty?' My role: warm-up act. In a talk encouraging depth over rhetoric in anti-poverty campaigning [see here] I put in a slightly vague dig about Bono; which Frank masterfully followed-up with a biting description of said pop-poverty-preacher's practice of sending his hat around the world, first-class, by plane....