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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 Avatarfrankie 25th Feb - 10:55pm
    @Martin, Listening doesn't mean going along with people. You can listen and then put forward an argument about why you disagree. The Lib Dems to...
  • User AvatarMartin 25th Feb - 10:35pm
    Frankie: On the whole parties have listened, but crudely speaking the message is that people want more, but to pay less. That is not all...
  • User AvatarSimon Banks 25th Feb - 9:45pm
    Oh, and the USA was clearly on the up and likely to overtake smaller European powers.
  • User AvatarSimon Banks 25th Feb - 9:44pm
    Just one historical point. While it's correct to say few people in 1916 (outside the Bolsheviks) would have predicted the Soviet Union would be one...
  • User AvatarAmina osman 25th Feb - 9:37pm
    UK is the head of European countries and it is big power why not take advantage of that power instead of go down the queue????
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    The word is expatriate (outside the fatherland) and hence expat. An ex pat is possibly someone who used to be Irish, or alternatively (and I...