Too Little, Too Late

Against Modern Football T-Shirt

Following the release, earlier this week, of the latest “Price of Football” figures from the BBC, Labour have now weighed in with the opinion that fans should be given a greater share in owning their clubs. But we’ve seen football and its fans used before as political fodder for the media, and you’ll never convince anybody that things will change. …

A Sad State of Affairs

Palestinian Child and Flag

Today, parliament is due to vote on a motion from Labour backbencher Graham Morris. The motion calls on parliament to “[recognise] the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel”. In an attempt to increase/dilute (depending on your viewpoint) the motion’s appeal to MP’s, it is understood that other backbenchers will add a clause stating “as a contribution to securing …

Heils To The Right

Nigel Farage

You know the country’s in trouble when UKIP start winning byelections by a country mile. Although it’s not unusual for such things to happen when the electorate are unhappy with the government of the day, the fact that the people of Clacton have overturned a Conservative majority of 12,000 into a UKIP win is startling to say the least. But …

The Resurrection of St. Vincent

Vince Cable

Three years ago, one year into the coalition’s time in government, if you’d asked anybody who the most impressive politician of the previous 12 months was, the answer would have consistently been one which indicated a hitherto largely anonymous Lib Dem. Yes, Vince Cable had become the saviour of British politics, the man who made a Tory-led government almost acceptable. …

Basic Inhuman Rights

David Cameron

At the Conservative party conference in Birmingham, a combination of Theresa May and Chris Grayling (now there‚Äôs a frightening thought) announced that the Tories will effectively withdraw Britain from membership of the European Convention on Human Rights and, by extension, refuse to acknowledge the European Human Rights Act that all members of the convention (and the EU) must abide by. …