The Daily Business
The basic business climate is as bad as TMP can recall while everyone waits for the next instalment of bad news on the Euro. No one wants to do anything but wait and see how bad it’s going to get – and it is IMPOSSIBLE to get anyone to pay.
We don’t want to be a labelled as a Jeremiah, but it is self-evident that no one “in charge” has a clue. These are unprecedented times when all the traditional fiscal levers have been pulled, and still the ship is sinking. Why would the same cast of failed self-serving politicians, bankers and media commentators that got us into this mess, be the right people to get us out?
Someone has to stand up and start demanding new faces, new policies and new ideas – and leading by example.
So how about taking the success of the Apprentice to the next level with a practical daily example of new businesses that are doing things and hiring people? Andrew Neil gets the wholly self-serving and incestuous “Daily Politics” show - which is purely for the amusement of Westminster bubble occupants, and will not put ten bob in the nation’s till.
A daily business show aimed at getting out and about and specifically aimed at all hand-to-mouth businesses under 20 employees would be beyond the ken of the media (esp the BBC), but it could be produced as a mostly Internet web site using YouTube. Just as retailers eventually realised that the old ways were done for, and online was the future, so someone has got to lead from the front with Internet based alternatives to increasingly pointless linear broadcast distribution (which is potentially vast new industry in the wings with something like YouView to make it more accessible).
We have all witnessed the “unexpected” interest in business since the first Apprentice aired, we know this would get a following.