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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics...iness-tsar.html

Jon Moulton, one of the most senior business figures in the country, the founder of Alchemy Partners, said: "Words almost fail me. One can only imagine that Gordon hopes this will distract attention from all the other things.

"Sir Alan Sugar is a television personality with a mixed business record. Other than that he has a weak relationship with business. This appears to be a straightforward publicity stunt."

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.

A spokesman for Sir Alan said there was no conflict of interest: "He was not involved at all with the bidding process. The contract was awarded, via reverse auction process, on price and service. Viglen was the cheapest."

Very pleased to hear that there's no link whatsoever between the Govt. giving Sugar's company a £30m contract to supply cheap computers a month ago and Mandelslime appointing him to the House of Lords.

Clearly there's no possible connection, it couldn't be misinterpreted in any way and we know Gordon won't have been involved in this because he follows his father's advice to always be honest.

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Very pleased to hear that there's no link whatsoever between the Govt. giving Sugar's company a £30m contract to supply cheap computers a month ago and Mandelslime appointing him to the House of Lords.

Clearly there's no possible connection, it couldn't be misinterpreted in any way and we know Gordon won't have been involved in this because he follows his father's advice to always be honest.

Maybe but from my experience the government have been using Viglen PCs on and off for some time in a number of departments so they are already an established supplier. Compared with the number of Dells sitting on Civil Service desk tops in places such as HMRC their number is tiny.

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To be fair, the PCW got computers into many offices for the very first time and some people of a certain age fondly the remember the CPC. Also Amstrad's £399 'IBM compitables' were remarkable when the same spec IBM cost wll over a grand.

Other than that, which all happend 25 years ago, Amstrad were simply a sourcing house for a load of far-east electronic tat. Email phones for gawd's sake! More recently Sugar has been involved in properteee and being a z-list celeb. He's the perfect fit for NuLabour.

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I remember Sugar in the 90's when some poor sod in his company said that "Perhaps everyone in the company could talk to each other using something called "E-mail". Sugar blew his top "I "E-mail" your wages!"......." Next your be trying to talk up that internet crap!.............all of these thigs are just fads!"

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I remember Sugar in the 90's when some poor sod in his company said that "Perhaps everyone in the company could talk to each other using something called "E-mail". Sugar blew his top "I "E-mail" your wages!"......." Next your be trying to talk up that internet crap!.............all of these thigs are just fads!"

Mike

He also topped T3 magazine's list of worst technology predictions of all time for predicting in a February 2005 interview that the iPod would be "dead, finished, gone, kaput" by the following Christmas.

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i'm sick of this blatant corruption with phoney printing press money. have been for a while. i have been in precious metals since 2005. i am out of the whole thing as far as is possible.

remove the power of the printing press (ie, don't own any more paper than is absolutely essential for month to month living) and the corruption will end in a heartbeat. that day is coming. that day is called hyperinflation.

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Very pleased to hear that there's no link whatsoever between the Govt. giving Sugar's company a £30m contract to supply cheap computers a month ago and Mandelslime appointing him to the House of Lords.

Clearly there's no possible connection, it couldn't be misinterpreted in any way and we know Gordon won't have been involved in this because he follows his father's advice to always be honest.

Sir Alan Sugar is a television personality with a mixed business record...

Too right he has a mixed business record. Why Alan Sugar, who is more barrow-boy than businessman, as opposed to, say, one of the "Dragons" if it is a TV personality that is required? (Although for what reason Gordon should want a TV celeb as an adviser, beats me).

As for the contract and the peerage - sounds like a total stitch up to me. Just more evidence that this government is motivated more by mutual back-scratching than by serving the interests of the country.

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Too right he has a mixed business record. Why Alan Sugar, who is more barrow-boy than businessman, as opposed to, say, one of the "Dragons" if it is a TV personality that is required? (Although for what reason Gordon should want a TV celeb as an adviser, beats me).

As for the contract and the peerage - sounds like a total stitch up to me. Just more evidence that this government is motivated more by mutual back-scratching than by serving the interests of the country.

better sugar as an adviser, although he is a bit passed it, then a sertain TV show maker who rifuses to eet a hat , who is also a advisor, but for another party.

(spelling just for MTS)

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better sugar as an adviser, although he is a bit passed it, then a sertain TV show maker who rifuses to eet a hat , who is also a advisor, but for another party.

(spelling just for MTS)

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Very pleased to hear that there's no link whatsoever between the Govt. giving Sugar's company a £30m contract to supply cheap computers a month ago and Mandelslime appointing him to the House of Lords.

Clearly there's no possible connection, it couldn't be misinterpreted in any way and we know Gordon won't have been involved in this because he follows his father's advice to always be honest.

it is simply not possible to acquire as much wealth as Alan Sugar without cosying-up to the statists.

i'm sick of this blatant corruption with phoney printing press money. have been for a while. i have been in precious metals since 2005. i am out of the whole thing as far as is possible.

me too.

best not to play the commerce-game.

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