Wednesday, 14 April 2010

So Now You Know The Prices!

"You're Bought!"

Knighthood £200,000

Peerage £400,000

Once upon a time I had the greatest respect for Alan Sugar.
The Penguin

16 comments:

Captain Haddock said...

Sugar is what he's always been and will always be ..

A chippy little spiv ...

Ashtrayhead said...

There's a rumour going round that he's the 'mysterious' potential backer for Portsmouth FC. Just a rumour of course. But with all the cunts they've had running the club recently it wouldn't surprise me for another one to join in.

Blind Pugh said...

The man always was and ever will be a cunt, pure and simple. Nothing complex about the little shit, he's a moneygrabber, loves money more than owt else. Hope he contracts a nasty case of cancer and dies, the cunt.

Sambo said...

Jewish wide boy, simples.

Umbongo said...

Sugar is a one-trick pony but, wow, that trick (Amstrad cheapo computers) really created cash-flow for him. He has done more or less nothing since then although a significant part of the profits of his present ho-hum computer business comes from supplying computers to schools. In this trade, his closeness to the party in power does him no harm and removing schools from local authority control would put that part of his business in jeopardy - so his support for the status quo is hardly disinterested.

His present net worth is almost solely due to real estate investment (not difficult to profit from if you start with around £100 million garnered from his original Amstrad success). The myth of his general business competence and nous has been carefully nurtured both by Sugar (fair enough) and, of course, the BBC. Sugar is the BBC's favourite type of businessman: rich, chippy and Labour-supporting (cf Bannatyne).

Uncle Marvo said...

What everyone else said. Why the fuck did you ever have any respect for the chinese-plastic peddling arsewipe?

I presume you never bought any Amstrad "equipment".

Fidothedog said...

He is an utter cunt, slagged off Gordon in 1992, amazing what a 30 million quid contract, peerage and fancy title of Business Czar can do to change his mind.

The Penguin said...

Respect (then) because back in (maybe) 1982 I was part of the Touche Ross audit team looking at Amstrad plc's books, surrounded by acres of "Low Fi" in the boardroom in Tottenham within earshot of Mr. Sugar's wonderfully expletive laden telephone tirades....

Uncle Marvo said...

Ah yes, checking that the government were getting their fair share of the lucre that he got from selling utter crap to unsuspecting hard-working people.

That kind of respect.

Mrs Rigby said...

Didn't he once say he was not going to be involved in anything political? Didn't he also argue that he could keep his job with the BBC because he had nothing to do with politics?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/jun/18/sir-alan-sugar-apprentice-approval-bbc-impartiality

So, he didn't tell the truth, did he?

The Penguin said...

Oh dear, Uncle Marvo, did you purchase some Amstrad kit? Is that why you're so cross?

Bloke I shared a house with back then bought some "Solavox" speakers from someone he worked with and was boasting about them until I brought home the parts and price list for them....he was bitter too.

Uncle Marvo said...

Course not.

I'm bitter because he's a cunt. And I don't like auditors or accounts much either. Or football supporters.

Like your blog, though.

As you were.

That's News said...

I have no respect for Alan Sugar. Not since I bought an Amstrad hi-fi system some years ago. It was crap. Much like him, I suspect.

Uncle Marvo said...

OK, OK, I was going to carry on reading your blog anyway.

But good for you. You left for the same reason I didn't like them in the first place.

I didn't buy a HiFi, my dad bought some sort of crappy word processor.

The Penguin said...

Yes the lo-fi was crap and the computer stuff was and is crap and so is that dreadful e-mail machine.

What the fuck did anyone expect at those prices?

(Sorry about deleting previous post, went all libel-shy as the arses at leading firms of accountants and auditors have more dosh to throw at m'learned friends that I do)

Uncle Marvo said...

Who did you want to slag off? I don't give a toss, I haven't got any money left, thanks, Labour. You've had all of mine and more.