:|stripey cat said:But I thought one of the problems which Africans have to deal with is that westerners perceive them as coming from a place which is not quite civilised, which has to be "explored" and "tamed".
As I understand it, the Netherlands arrangement relates to royalty payments only. They pay whopping taxes on tour and other income sources.How a man that does not pay tax
You are nieve.As I understand it, the Netherlands arrangement relates to royalty payments only. They pay whopping taxes on tour and other income sources.
So, your argument fails. He pays plenty of tax, much more than you ever have or will.
That said, I do get the slight impression U2's attitude towards Ireland has cooled somewhat in recent years. The Edge doesn't even live here any more and Bono though nominally still Irish resident seems to spend as little time here as possible. Personally, I don't blame them, and if like Bono I grew up in the Ballymun end of Glasnevin, then I'd get the feck out of there as soon as I could, just like he did.
U2 really can't win in Ireland, if they're seen to enjoy their money, they're just shoving in our face, but if they took a vow of poverty and went around flaggelating themselves, they'd be attacked as do-gooders.
Bono spent a large chunk of his Christmas Eve playing an impromptu gig on Grafton St to raise funds for the homeless, what were you doing?