N.B. Right-wing computer geeks intercepted this Blackberry message to Paul Martin from U2 front man Bono:
To: Paul Martin
Date: Tues. 24 Jan 2006 03:08 GMT
Paul, didn’t I warn you you’d better commit 0.7 per cent of your GDP to foreign aid? When I wrote “give me what I want, and no one gets hurt,” who do you think I was talking to – the Liberian shipping registrar?
Sorry man, that’s just my Irish humour. Bummer about the election. Here are some words to cheer you up until we can get together for a pint. You can still afford to pay, right? ;-)
Good day, good day
You’re in a place called Stornoway
The voters saw that you had feet of clay
Gonna live here
Until you’re replaced.
Chin up, mate! Talk to you soon.