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Government must protect the vulnerable, but the vast majority who bet safely and happily should be able to do so without needless intrusion.
By trying to remove a popular presenter from his job for speaking out on a political issue, the right is unnecessarily weakening itself in an argument it needs to win.
He’s recently been in the news for laying into Gary Neville, which will have done his cause no harm at all.
If our members are constricted further, with no freedom to compete and invest, it is not just they and their customers which will suffer. It will be the Treasury.
Iranians have risen in rebellion against the petro-dictators of the Islamic Republic.
Whilst we can still hope for a great tournament on the pitch, it’s perhaps worth reflecting on our relationship with the Gulf state – and the wider ramifications of the tournament.
Mobility is a key enabler of success and participation in sport. The best tournaments and training are frequently all over the country and require a car to reach them.
Both are a reminder that politics and political parties are not the most important things in life.
Whether or not one supports the principle, this new vehicle has the potential to backfire and must be managed with great care.
The usual justifications for state interference in the private sector don’t apply in this unusual sector.
A better funding balance between the Premier League and the rest would throw a lifeline to dozens of cherished local clubs.
Gove is ready to localise as much either as he wants to or as his colleagues will let him, or both. I hope it’s work in progress.
I don’t believe that a private owner would freely choose to commission from as diverse a range of independents.
The Swastika or Hammer and Sickle of this totalitarian society is a canopied penny-farthing bicycle, which we find emblazoned everywhere.
Beyond the World Cup, the emirate is buying its way into our university, school, and sporting systems. But at what cost?