Online petition to ban Bono

Quick! Get your wallets out, steal your mum’s purse, take a hammer to your little brother's piggy bank – you could help make the world a much better place. An online petition has been launched calling for holier-than-heaven U2 front man Paul Hewson, or rather St Bono, to "retire from public life".

The petition, which can be found on the website Thepoint.com is getting people to pledge enough money for the quite short man in sunglasses to zip it and stop parading himself as some kind of higher being, but they use bigger words than that, saying their aim is "To get Bono to retire from public life (so he'll stop leading misguided counter-productive philanthropy efforts)."

The people behind this scheme say they’ll give all the money raised to a global fund to fight AIDS, TB and malaria. Which is a nice thought, but they won’t pay up until the required amount is reached and the singer/saint retires. Given that they’ve only had about a grand pledged so far, Bono fans should sleep easy tonight.

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