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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 AvatarPeter Parsons 5th May - 2:47pm
    Some movement it seems: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/junior-doctors-contract-jeremy-hunt-bma-nhs-strike-government-pause-introduction-a7014661.html Hopefully it will deliver some progress. @Roland, the RCN's most recent press release comes across as broadly supportive: https://www.rcn.org.uk/news-and-events/news/junior-doctors-response I...
  • User AvatarCatherine Royce 5th May - 2:26pm
    Congratulations Tim, you led on this campaign, we debated it in the emergency session at Spring conference and now the government has caved in and...
  • User AvatarChris Burden 5th May - 2:08pm
    "On the very day of the Hillsborough verdict he was occupied launching his re-election campaign by declaring war on litter." Hate to say this, but...
  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 5th May - 1:55pm
    Dr. Saleyha is a remarkable person and it is marvellous to have her in our party .What she is doing for patients as a professional...
  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 5th May - 1:25pm
    Jonathan Very full and thoughtful response , thank you. I agree that members angry with Nick Clegg are so because of missed opportunities and mistakes...
  • User AvatarRoland 5th May - 12:50pm
    Not to detract from Catherine's success, I also note "Ed Davey is commended for his work as Minister for Energy and Climate Change in the...