Simon Cowell offers a thoughtful look at the choices in tomorrow's general election in the UK and sees a need for change. Something tells me if Daniel Hannan were running in this election Simon would send him through to the next round:
Choosing how you vote should not be a snap verdict based on a few minutes of television. We are not talent show judges picking pretty-sounding contestants now.Cowell goes on to mention a moutain of debt, government regulation and bemoans the possibility the painful decisions that need to be made will be shoved off on the younger generation. Sounds like a tea partier doesn't he? On then to his choice for the next Prime Minister. Cowell is clearly in Tory candidate David Cameron's corner:
The future government of our country is so much more important than that.
It should be everyone's birthright to get the chance to fulfil their dream.
Yes, for some it's being a pop star. But for many more hard-working Brits, it's something far less flash - it's starting your own business.
That's what it was for me. But that's harder in our country now than it has been for a long time and that really has to change.
It's not just that the banks won't lend. The masses of red tape, regulation and political correctness have tied us all up in knots.
On this I agree with Sir Philip Green - one of Britain's most successful businessmen, who runs the clothing chain Arcadia, including Top Shop, Miss Selfridge, Burton and Dorothy Perkins.
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.
I have met David on two occasions. I liked him immediately. I trust him and he was very quick to commit to helping with a serious funding deficit for a children's hospice charity I am involved with.Read the rest, it's quite good. Cowell is generally dead on in his assessments, let's hope his candidate wins.
I have always trusted my gut instinct - and this was a guy who I thought would do the right things for this country.
I believe he is the Prime Minister Britain needs at this time. He has substance and the stomach to navigate us through difficult times.
I have yet to meet Nick Clegg but he is made for TV. I worry about a lot of his policies and I don't get a clear direction of what he stands for.