No Mandate Brown’s choice of Sir (soon to be Lord) Alan Sugar for his cabinet of all the talentless is interesting when you read the Telegraph’s brief bio on him …
While Sir Alan spends the majority of his time on The Apprentice, he has not completely severed his ties with the business community, still chairing a computer company, Viglen, in which he is a major shareholder.
Just a month ago, the company won a £30 million contract to supply Government departments, such as the NHS, with 70,000 computers.
At its peak Amstrad, which made hi-fis, car radios and helped pioneer home computers in Britain, was worth £1.2 billion
[...]In 2007 he sold the company for £125 million to broadcaster BSkyB, a 10th of its value during the boom years.
So, he took a £1.2bn company, turned it into a £125m company and now he’s going to make policy on business and enterprise? I suppose it’s no worse than No Mandate Brown taking a booming economy and turning it into a national debt roughly equal to 150% of GDP.