I am glad I did not marry Deborah Meaden

So is she in all probability. As we have not met we will never know.

What a silly title for a blog anyway. But Dirk (who runs Enterprise Britain – “EB”) says the blogs with the more original titles get the most hits. I’ll do anything to outperform the other EB bloggers.

Deborah Meaden is a member of ‘Dragon’s Den’ most of whom seem to be wallowing in their self-satisfied bowl of fame. The W. H. Smith bookshelves are groaning under the weight of their pretentious and pathetic tomes. One Dragon seems to be available to the highest bidder.

Deborah Meaden is said to be worth £40 million. Looking at her photograph it is not enough.

She is, according to newspaper reports, not being nice to her neighbours. She is threatening to take some elderly residents to court because she thinks their gardens illegally encroach on a plot of land one of her firms owns.

One neighbour is quoted as saying “if she wants to win by bullying and harassing elderly residents then people deserve to know what she is really like”.

Who is this silly person?

Deborah Meaden is a successful business person who tells shaking and quivering applicants on ‘Dragons Den’ what Silly Billys they are and she is rich and so she must be right.

Anyway she can afford lots of lawyers who will base their professional approach on the moral integrity of the case rather than the fees they are paid.

And how dare elderly people (who went through years of austerity and World Wars) stand in the way of poor old Debby making more money.

Deborah Meaden is an example of a Business Angel.

How our Regulatory Authorities allow these people to invest in entrepreneurial companies without the business person receiving proper advice (not least to stop them signing one sided share holder agreements) is beyond me. And of course the BBC is encouraging it. I wonder if the Dragons have expense accounts.

Business Angels should be required to be regulated. Full stop.

Deborah Meaden is successful and rich. Good on her. Our modern society will fornicate all over her. The only hope is her personal integrity and humanity.

I live in hope.

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  4. Michael Hudson
    7 July, 2009 at 20:08

    Who are these people to read your blog, and post comments at 1.30 am and 2.11 am? Have I met either of them? I agree Blue Dragons have more sense – but of course they are based in London!

  5. Anonymous
    7 July, 2009 at 10:59

    Totally agree. Duncan Banatyne too!!!
    DOM BARRETTO

  6. John Watkins
    7 July, 2009 at 09:11

    Blue Dragons are human and compassionate? Great stuff Tony!

  7. Richard Hoblyn
    7 July, 2009 at 08:30

    Spot on Tony! This media driven investing nonsense begs the question "What is the point of financial regulation and best advice if people on main street can do it without the licence?"

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