Bob Geldof calls refugee crisis 'a f***ing disgrace' on RTE Radio

Bob Geldof was in typically no nonsense mood this morning
Bob Geldof was in typically no nonsense mood this morning

During an appearance on Dave Fanning's show on RTE Radio 1 today, Bob Geldof called the current refugee crisis 'a f***ing disgrace'.

The Boomtown Rats frontman spoke passionately about the crisis that has dominated the headlines all week.

"It is a monstrous betrayal of who we are and what we wish to be, we are in a moment that will be discussed and impacted upon in 300 years time, a fundamental shift in the way the world has worked for the last, say, 600 years.

"If there's a new economy there needs to be a new politics. There isn't and it's that failure of new politics that has led to this f***ing disgrace."

The singer also said he would take refugee families into his family home in Kent and his flat in London.

"I'm prepared - I'm lucky, I've a place in Kent and a flat in London - me and [partner] Jeanne would be prepared to take three families immediately in our place in Kent and a family in our flat in London, immediately, and put them up until such time as they can get going and get a purchase on their future."

The full interview is below. The topic of the refugee crisis begins at the 37 minute mark.