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