can i start by saying how much i actually like Richard Branson?
right, that said… WHAT AN ASRE!
yes, your multi million pound home ON YOUR OWN ISLAND has burnt down, and that’s not nice. but perspective Richard.
you stand there and say to Kate Winslett’s kids “the main thing is we’re all here and safe, everything else is just stuff”
yes, true…. if, as i say, you are a billionaire.. but what if you are not?
as the owners of the furniture store watched over 200 years of family business go up in flames, did they say “oh it’s just stuff”?
how about the owners of the flats above? did they think, “it’s stuff”?
no, but then, they don’t have the funds to replace everything like you do.
Mr Branson says he is confident that the damage will be cleared and replaced by a new house in time for his daughters wedding later this year. and that’s nice, a dad wanting to give his daughter the best he can on her wedding day. but how much is he wanting to not disappoint the ‘guests’ that fork out about 34,000 PER NIGHT to stay there?
here’s a though Richard…. and just bear with me on this one. once the wedding is over, how about offering the use of your island to this chap,
and this lady?
don’t recognise them?how about now? that’s Mr Maurice Reeves & Monika Konczylk. Mr Reeves is the gentleman who lost his shop, miss Konczylk the young lady seen leaping for her life from her flat.
i KNOW the riots weren’t your doing, and you are not responsible for the welfare of anyone affected in them,. but think….”all the rest is just stuff”. i doubt these people or their neighbours HAVE any stuff, nor the means to get it back. you are a generous person Richard. gregarious and fun loving. put yourself in their place……
p.s. i would just like to add and reiterate that i am glad that no one was injured, and that yes, i do understand that even the wealthiest of folks can have irreplaceable items. i’m not a total dick..