The U2 singer took over the airwaves this morning as guest editor on BBC Radio's flagship news programme...

U2 frontman BONO put world poverty at the top of the agenda today during his guest editorship of BBC Radio Four’s Today news programme this morning (December 28).

During the broadcast, Chancellor Gordon Brown responded to Bono’s calls for a bolder approach to tackling global poverty, and towards the end of the show the singer, who previously declared he was “not a natural editor”, was interviewed about how he felt it had gone.

Elsewhere in the programme, former American President Bill Clinton spoke about the crisis in Asia, Britain’s senior police officer Sir John Stevens warned the government to slow down on plans for 24-hour drinking and there was a feature questioning whether Riverdance owes more to Islamic Turkish music than to Britain or Europe.


The show can be heard again at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today/.

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