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The Independent View: Why reforming football is a liberal agenda

Football is moving up the political agenda. In 2010 DCMS announced an inquiry into football governance which culminated in a report in 2011, criticising the football authorities for levels of debt and supporter engagement among other things. Meanwhile, Supporters Direct, the body responsible for promoting the values of supporter engagement in the UK, has been busy lobbying parliament for a new rule in club licensing (which allows clubs to compete in the leagues) that guarantees a structured relationship between supporters and their clubs; and secondly the establishment of a Government Expert Group to explore removing barriers to increase …

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  • User AvatarVictor Grayson 11th Feb - 10:37am
    Hi RC - also excellent insight to our problems. As an explanation to the layman it looks like the Eurozone is benefitting the exports of...
  • User AvatarPsi 11th Feb - 10:22am
    Ruth I would oppose all male short lists for jobs such as primary teaching even more strongly than I oppose AWS. I would support investigation...
  • User AvatarVictor Grayson 11th Feb - 10:12am
    Hi Petermartin, your contribution to an analysis of the UK economic position must be treated with great respect. Although never now discussed the balance of...
  • User AvatarDavid Garlick 11th Feb - 10:12am
    An interesting idea that merits some deliberation. Given that we don't have enough money to do this across the board it would be possible perhaps...
  • User AvatarDavid 11th Feb - 10:01am
    As far as I can see, this matches with the LDVoice "shoot dissenters on Calais" comments policy on this site. Liberal, my ass!
  • User AvatarPaul King 11th Feb - 9:58am
    I have some sympathy with the writer. It is true that we are not in Schengen or Euroland. But, in deciding whether we do or...