Ryanair's O'Leary says he deserves the Nobel peace prize

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Ryanair's O'Leary says he deserves the Nobel peace prize
Ryanair's O'Leary says he deserves the Nobel peace prize

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There hasn't been a war Europe for 50 years - and it's all thanks to Ryanair.

So says the boss of the notorious "no frills" airline, Michael O'Leary, in an interview with today's Guardian.

Speaking to reporter Stuart Jeffries, O'Leary is in typical ebullient mood, claiming that he has done Europe so many favours that he deserves a peace prize.

"Ryanair is responsible for the integration of Europe by bringing lots of different cultures to the beaches of Spain, Greece and Italy, where they couple and copulate in the interests of pan-European peace," he says in the interview.

"There hasn't been a war in Europe for 50 years because they're all too busy flying on Ryanair. I should get the Nobel peace prize – screw Bono."

This week, the airline was discovered to be paying airport staff 50p 'bonuses' for each passenger they caught with excess baggage.

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