Doug Perkins, founder of Specsavers, joins Terry Matthews as one of only two people from Wales, to be entered on the Sunday Times Rich List and worth over £1bn.
Of course neither live in Wales
I’m thinking our Doug, should sort out a bulk supply of specs for our myopic Welsh ‘Government’; who knows, they may see some sense for once, and dump their parochial, insular and intellectually stunted delusions of a nationalist Wales for the Welsh?
And what’s all this insistence on the Welsh language being an ‘essential’ requirement for jobs in Wales? Love the language, speak and sing it at will, but let’s not allow it to make Wales even more of an economic backwater and scrap-yard for failure and rank mediocrity, than it already is.
Wales needs new, innovative talent.
It needs sharp, young minds from all corners of the globe. It needs vibrant top-drawer talent to drag it, screaming into the future.
No more turgid obsessions with an inglorious past, no more ancient prejudices and ‘Oh woe, it’s all England’s fault!’
Away with the old Labour guard, the decrepit and lacklustre ideology of washed out collars and cuffs, and cheap, shiny suited irrelevance.
The future is here, it’s now and it sure as hell isn’t Orange!