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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 AvatarHywel 19th Dec - 5:15pm
    Even if that was right John and the world as we know it would stop if the government lost a non-binding vote (which some people...
  • User AvatarRichard Dean 19th Dec - 5:10pm
    The big problem with UBI is that it's about as far from liberal and democratic as you can get, and about as damaging to people's...
  • User AvatarMaurice Leeke 19th Dec - 5:08pm
    I rather assumed that if we held 14 out of 22 we must have lost 8. Or have I missed something ?
  • User Avatartpfkar 19th Dec - 5:04pm
    I agree with matt! Hard to take this briefing very seriously with that sort of omission. Does anyone have the figures to hand?
  • User Avatarmatt 19th Dec - 4:58pm
    Why does it not say how many loses?
  • User AvatarJames 19th Dec - 4:42pm
    I'm not against this idea, but the ability to finance it on a sustainable and continuous basis must be rooted in reality, and the lack...