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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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    It is very clear that the UK is not pulling its weight in the EU. On the news today we heard that Sweden is taking...
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    Any party that makes it's main electoral pitch constitutional reform is even more doomed than Labour under Jeremy Corbyn. And that's saying something.
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