Simon Cowell blazes - on the election
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And forcefully contradicts our post below.
He asks forgiveness for being a show business personality talking about politics (given) then tells us what he thinks in the Sun.
Cowell knows that Britain has talent. And problems. And huge opportunities.
It's the government's job to encourage entrepreneurialism and investment. Most importantly, it's the government's duty to inspire confidence.
It should give hope to the younger generation to build on our wonderful heritage. It should inspire us to get out there and create and invent.
And then it should get right out of the way.
The Labour Government has introduced forty thousand (40,000) new regulations since 1998. (Are they mad?) They are shackling entrepreneurs.
Government actively discourages the teaching of our wonderful heritage. At present it shovels it down a pit, giving young people nothing to aspire to.
Tackling the national debt mountain as soon as possible is vital.
Whether they run a record company or a grocery store, every boss will tell you you're in big trouble if you're borrowing more than you can ever afford to pay back.
Delaying the pain for future generations is suicidal. We've got to start getting the deficit down right now, not next year.
And this comes back to a bigger problem. I have always believed family plays a massive role in helping young people achieve.
Everyone can only benefit from the encouragement of their mum and dad. I certainly did, and remain eternally grateful for it too.
I worry that we are losing that old-school respect.
And I think this is down to a breakdown of rules. When I was young and we got caught pinching apples, we got a smack from the local policeman. Today if that happened he would be sued. . .
Can't say we agree with his political conclusion, but you might want to read the whole thing.
I am passionate about this country and I am equally passionate about the potential of the people who live here.