I’m indebted to Le Craic for initially pointing me in the direction of Sir Alan Sugar’s attempts to tackle the UK’s flourishing yob culture.
After initially reading the link provided I laughed it off. But then I did a little more digging and got angrier with each new sentence I was reading.
I have no doubt that the self-made multi-millionaire’s plea for an end to the yob culture impacting so negatively on society is heartfelt and genuine.
But, as ever with those in the public eye, there is too much of the “do as I say, don’t do as I do” about his call for greater resources to fight the scourge of anti-social behaviour.
He informs us he is tired of seeing this yob culture splashed all over our TV screens every day.
Well, we get a large and unpalatable dose of it at 9pm every Wednesday on BBC1 at present.
The latest series of The Apprentice has been characterised by blatant bullying and a yob element that he has done little, if anything, to stamp out by firing the culprits.
Such candidates make for good TV ratings, after all, even if they don’t exactly set the business world alight with their talent.
The entrepreneur is talking of tackling younger “hoodies” (his term, obviously), but his show is highlighting how the cream of British business talent (sic) is often just as obnoxious, ignorant and anti-social as those he is pinpointing.
If Sir Alan’s odious mob of wannabe apprentices represent the future captains of British business then we’re really in trouble.