Lord Sugar of Shit

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

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.

Interesting.  But there’s no conflict of interests of course, Sir Alan Sugar says so and you can trust him because he’s an honest and Alan Sugar - Gordon, you're firedsuccessful businessman.

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.

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  1. Maria (9 comments) says:

    I wish you wouldn’t have headlines like this. It made me laugh so much my tea went up my nose.

  2. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    My bad.

  3. Billy in America (1 comments) says:

    Regarding the title, I must agree with Maria. I have a dog named Sugar (he is an 85 pound german shephard) who would eat the stuff in the title, so I was naturaly amused.

    Regarding the topic of the actual Lord Sugar, I can sypathize. Our great economic czars over in the USA have about accomplished the same thing with General Motors.

    May my friends across the pond soon rid themselves of Gorden Brown and his bad joke of government quickly.

  4. axel (1214 comments) says:

    Why did Amstrad fail?

    I’m sure it was something to do with their 16-bit migration?

  5. Charlie Marks (365 comments) says:

    Not to mention the irony of bringing a multimillionaire capitalist into a “Labour” government… on the basis he’ll work to help small businesses…

  6. Della Franklin (1 comments) says:

    Who is this Charlie Marks, he seems to know little of his facts re the now Lord Sugar, Alan Sugar may be a multimillionaire,but it is all of his own making, is up front about his humle beigning and this never shy to admit his family came from the East End of London, his grand parents more than likly arrived as immegrant with not much more the clothes they stood up in. It was not in our laws at that time for new arrivals to begiven govenment assistance, their own community were expected help them should they in need. So much for the distant past. Lord Sugar is never shy to say he started is working life with a very small amount of borrowed, tells us he is Jewish and is in favour of the Labour Party, we even know what football team he prefers. His is a rags to riches story all on his own efforts, and as he had been asked and be can be of any assistant to our present government. This is no irony,this self made muiltimillionaire has provided industry and employment to Britain and its people, and now an unhappy govement has called upon his talants to help pull us out of our problems. He has came a long way and worked hard from his days in Jewish Lads Brigrade to a Lord of the Relem. Given a lot to society it is neither ironic or capitalist, he is free to support that which he wishes, free announce the same, and will deserving of his enoblement.
    Please Mr Marks tell of of your qualifications in such matters

  7. Stan (222 comments) says:

    “Please Mr Marks tell of of your qualifications in such matters”

    Do you need to be qualified to make an observation?

    It is ironic that a multi-millionaire capitalist is brought into the Labour government on the basis he’ll work to help small businesses. Labour are a party that used to be left-wing but are now showing their right-wing capitalist credentials by bringing in a successful business man to help out. I think he was making a comment about labour, not sugar

  8. axel (1214 comments) says:

    he is called Sugar because his first ancestor who arrived here was a Sugar beet farmer, apparently

  9. axel (1214 comments) says:

    “he is free to support that which he wishes” not anymore, he is now part of the government 🙁

  10. axel (1214 comments) says:

    “he is free to support that which he wishes” not anymore, he is now part of the government 🙁


  11. axel (1214 comments) says:

    he is completely self made, give him that, from selling radios from the back of a transit van to selling his soul to grumpy scotch transient of smells of wee

  12. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    You have such a way with words Axel.

    He says he’s not part of the government. In that case he doesn’t need a fake peerage.

  13. axel (1214 comments) says:

    Sugar sowed the seeds of his fortune when Labour was last screwing over the economy, so he his probably one of the best guides to steering through the cowpats of a controlled economy

  14. Charlie Marks (365 comments) says:

    I didn’t say a word about the man – though he seems like a personable fellow.

    However, I’d like to know how many people Lord Sugar employs in this country. It wouldn’t be the case that he’s outsourced production to low-wage economies, would it?

  15. axel (1214 comments) says:

    has he ‘outsourced’?

    he always bought abroad, that was why his stuff was so cheap

    has he not always ‘sourced’ in cheap places?

  16. Hugh Janus (6 comments) says:

    He’s in because he’s a jew. Part of what started as Blair’s jewish cabal, to quote former MP Tam Dalyell.

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