Irish = British?

The BBC has nominated Bono (along with Sir Bob Geldof) as one of the 100 greatest Britons – along with other greats such as Tolkien, Shakespeare, Lennon, Mcartney, Churchill and (cough!) Robbie Williams.

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34 thoughts on “Irish = British?

  1. who cares if Bono’s a Brit or not? just cos of *POP* he should be #1, boomcha!
    >>>>*POP*FOREVER<<<<

  2. who cares if Bono’s a Brit or not? just cos of *POP* he should be #1, boomcha!
    >>>>*POP*FOREVER<<<<

  3. Well Joshua_Tree_Hugger if Bono and Bob couldn’t be British, even in the very loose use of the word, we then should make it a point to say that neither Edge nor Adam are Irish and never should be considered so. Full stop.

  4. Well Joshua_Tree_Hugger if Bono and Bob couldn’t be British, even in the very loose use of the word, we then should make it a point to say that neither Edge nor Adam are Irish and never should be considered so. Full stop.

  5. Actually, that’s an entirely different thing as, although Edge and Adam were BORN in England, they moved to Ireland and have lived here since a very young age. Bono and Bob however can be considered Irish to the core.

  6. Actually, that’s an entirely different thing as, although Edge and Adam were BORN in England, they moved to Ireland and have lived here since a very young age. Bono and Bob however can be considered Irish to the core.

  7. you’re all wrong. Bono and Bob aren’t british, because they don’t live in Great Britian. It shouldn’t be the British Isles, it should be the Irish Isles. Secondly, The Edge was from Wales, and Adam was from Britian. But think, they have citizenship from Ireland and that therefore makes them Irish. Does Bono have citizenship in England? NOPE! My point exactly, prove me wrong.

  8. you’re all wrong. Bono and Bob aren’t british, because they don’t live in Great Britian. It shouldn’t be the British Isles, it should be the Irish Isles. Secondly, The Edge was from Wales, and Adam was from Britian. But think, they have citizenship from Ireland and that therefore makes them Irish. Does Bono have citizenship in England? NOPE! My point exactly, prove me wrong.

  9. Sigh. Okay, Man With The Spinning Head. Here goes: Firstly, it’s conversations like this that create wars. Secondly, do you know what Britain is? You seem to think that Britain means England, when it actually includes Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Thirdly, without sounding too pedantic, Edge was born in London – not that it actually matters. the point is: The survey was of the greatest people of Britain and Ireland – The British Isles. Apparently the judging panel contained some people from Republic of Ireland so it’s only natural that their country should be included. Perhaps the aim of the poll is an attempt to unite five countries with a slightly edgy (excuse the pun) past – a good idea, no?

  10. Sigh. Okay, Man With The Spinning Head. Here goes: Firstly, it’s conversations like this that create wars. Secondly, do you know what Britain is? You seem to think that Britain means England, when it actually includes Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Thirdly, without sounding too pedantic, Edge was born in London – not that it actually matters. the point is: The survey was of the greatest people of Britain and Ireland – The British Isles. Apparently the judging panel contained some people from Republic of Ireland so it’s only natural that their country should be included. Perhaps the aim of the poll is an attempt to unite five countries with a slightly edgy (excuse the pun) past – a good idea, no?

  11. Honestly though – Robbie Williams? I watched the VH1 100 Greatest Men In Music Ever the other day and he was at Number 1! Implying that a 27-year-old with three albums and a boyband past was more important than Elvis, The Beatles, The Stones, Stevie Wonder, Pink Floyd, Sex Pistols and of course U2. I don’t think even Robbie himself would agree with that. And as for being one of the most important people in Britain and Eire ever….well…..

  12. Honestly though – Robbie Williams? I watched the VH1 100 Greatest Men In Music Ever the other day and he was at Number 1! Implying that a 27-year-old with three albums and a boyband past was more important than Elvis, The Beatles, The Stones, Stevie Wonder, Pink Floyd, Sex Pistols and of course U2. I don’t think even Robbie himself would agree with that. And as for being one of the most important people in Britain and Eire ever….well…..

  13. eh hello people. a little geography lesson for all you people who think that Bono is British (or could be ‘even in the very loose use of the word’). He’s NOT British, he’s Irish, even in the loose use of the world! If that was the case than Americans could be loosely considered Canadians, French could be considered Spanish etc. Second, Britain does not contain England, Scotland, Wales & N. Ireland – It contains England, Scotland & Wales. The UK contains all of the above & N.Ireland. Third, the ‘British Isles’ is a bullshit geographic term created by British people in their time of suppressing Irish people (some still think we are the same). Now, I like British people, I have loads of British friends, but they do not consider me British nor do they use terms such as British Isles to me because they respect my nationality and feelings. To finish this, Bono is NOT British and should never have even been mentioned in this poll for British people!

  14. eh hello people. a little geography lesson for all you people who think that Bono is British (or could be ‘even in the very loose use of the word’). He’s NOT British, he’s Irish, even in the loose use of the world! If that was the case than Americans could be loosely considered Canadians, French could be considered Spanish etc. Second, Britain does not contain England, Scotland, Wales & N. Ireland – It contains England, Scotland & Wales. The UK contains all of the above & N.Ireland. Third, the ‘British Isles’ is a bullshit geographic term created by British people in their time of suppressing Irish people (some still think we are the same). Now, I like British people, I have loads of British friends, but they do not consider me British nor do they use terms such as British Isles to me because they respect my nationality and feelings. To finish this, Bono is NOT British and should never have even been mentioned in this poll for British people!

  15. Al hit the nail on the head there. “British Isles” is a pseudo-geographic term invented to patronise the Irish and does not render an Irish person British or “loosely British!”

  16. Al hit the nail on the head there. “British Isles” is a pseudo-geographic term invented to patronise the Irish and does not render an Irish person British or “loosely British!”

  17. When ask to play at the Queens jubilee Bono said and I quote “It would be in bad taste, we’re Irish.” Why are drunken Irishmen “Irish” and famous Irishmen “British” Fuck the Brits! NO MORE! SING IT NO MORE!

  18. When ask to play at the Queens jubilee Bono said and I quote “It would be in bad taste, we’re Irish.” Why are drunken Irishmen “Irish” and famous Irishmen “British” Fuck the Brits! NO MORE! SING IT NO MORE!

  19. How come everything bad that comes out of ireland is bad, and everything good is british. the u.k must stop this whole british thing once and for all with the republic of ireland.

  20. How come everything bad that comes out of ireland is bad, and everything good is british. the u.k must stop this whole british thing once and for all with the republic of ireland.

  21. I agree that Bono is Irish,not a Brit.
    He is bloody cheeky though,for claiming that 3 of The Beatles were “Irish”.They were all from Liverpool,my home city,which is in England.
    None of them ever had Irish citizenship.

  22. I agree that Bono is Irish,not a Brit.
    He is bloody cheeky though,for claiming that 3 of The Beatles were “Irish”.They were all from Liverpool,my home city,which is in England.
    None of them ever had Irish citizenship.

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