Geldof Would Accept Peerage
LATEST: SIR BOB GELDOF would consider accepting a peerage if offered to him - after radio listeners voted him the British citizen most deserving of being made a Lord,
The BAND AID co-founder is flattered he got 36 per cent of the votes in the BBC RADIO 4 poll and he would accept the job as long as he could continue with his charity work.
The Irish singer questions, "Could I pursue the things that interest me further and more effectively or not?
"Would it compromise my ability to speak only for myself? Could I contribute to other debates and be useful?
"Could I still play concerts and make records? Part of me thinks they only voted for me just to stop me playing concerts and making records - but music is the thing I like.
"Would it add to my life and be enjoyable or would it be a chore or confining?"04/01/2005 17:54