VOX TOPS!

A Harvard academic and special UN adviser on poverty praises the U2 singer...

BONO is the world’s second most important politician, a HARVARD academic and special UN adviser on poverty has said.

Speaking in Dublin to members of Institute of European Affairs, Professor Jeffrey Sachs said the U2 frontman had changed “the minds of people you would not believe”, making reference in particular to Bono’s efforts to fight Third World Debt – an issue he has taken to the White House.

It he wasn’t the most important politician in the world, he was “definitely number two,” said Sachs.

“He is so incredibly serious and consequential about this, which is why he makes a difference,” he said.

“He calls me morning, noon and night for that last piece of data. He has changed things in Washington unbelievably – he has changed the minds of people you would never believe could be changed.”