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Coffee shots: Chasing Bono

Coffee shots: Chasing Bono
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The Today programme's early morning audience were roused by a very excited reporter chasing Bono at the Oscars this morning. 'Bono! BONO!' he shouted, before the Great Man himself strolled over to offer Radio 4 listeners some, er, unique wisdom.

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</p><p>(function() { var po = document.createElement("script"); po.type = "text/javascript"; po.async = true; po.src = "https://d15mj6e6qmt1na.cloudfront.net/assets/embed.js"; var s = document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })();</p><p></p><p></p><p>Some thought this incident sounded a little bit like the well-spoken chap chasing his naughty dog <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GRSbr0EYYU" target="_blank">Fenton</a> in Richmond Park. But Mr Steerpike has lurked for so long in the Westminster bubble that he sees everything through the merciless prism of politics. And so he was reminded of George Osborne's most recent brush with Bono (no, not <a href="http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/steerpike/2013/11/qui-bono-george-osbornes-video-shame/" target="_blank">that one</a>).</p><p></p><p><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-8726741" alt="Bono" src="http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/files/2014/03/Bono-509x413.jpg" width="509" height="413" /></p><p></p><p>The Chancellor popped down a mine shaft in Nottinghamshire in December, and was shown around by a man who bore a striking resemblance to Bono. Mr Steerpike hears that this amused the Chancellor's team so much that when they met up for lunch with Bono at Davos, they showed him the above photo to get his reaction. Apparently Bono was rather unnerved.

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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