From Wilson to Major, and from general elections to devolution referendums, the beautiful game has played an important role for decades.
Posts Tagged: Football
Plus: Why hasn’t May done a single interview about her Brexit plan since last Friday? And: Take a bow, Gareth Southgate and company.
The tendency of people in politics to think of everything through a political prism is mistaken. The star dust of sporting triumph does not rub off on politicians.
Justin Tomlinson: Childhood obesity. As this World Cup rolls on, it’s time for real solutions – more sport, not political gestures
We need to allocate funds from the Sports Premium and the Sugar Tax to open up school sports facilities and playing fields.
The Scottish Nationalists’ electoral performance is at risk of coming to resemble the Scottish football team’s. Might there be a rebellion?
The Moggcast. “There clearly is a Brexit dividend” but “the IFS and the Bank of England carry on with Project Fear”
Rees-Mogg argues “the upskirting ban should have been a Government Bill” from the outset, not left to backbenchers. Plus: is he watching the World Cup?
Plus: A crazy clergyman, a bonkers Imam, and unreason on obesity. Richard Holden’s innocence. And: I am ready for Desert Island Dicks.
Under Labour the local football club has been treated appallingly and crime has been allowed to rise. The Conservatives offer a bold and positive alternative.
This legislation runs against Scotland’s deep traditions of political pluralism and toleration.
Sorry, Gary Neville, but Putin’s World Cup has always been political – England should have boycotted it from the outset
We don’t yet know if Russia poisoned Sergei Skripal. But there was already more than enough reason not to take part in the Kremlin’s propaganda tournament.
To be told that next time he visited Arsenal he’d be “using the turnstiles and paying for the privilege” was a cruel humiliation unacceptable in a normal working environment.
Iain Dale: Guess who mentioned Hitler, Hitler, Hitler, Hitler, Hitler, Hitler, Hitler, Hitler, Hitler, Hitler, Hitler…and, yes, Hitler?
Yes, Livingstone named him 12 times when interviewed by me this week. Plus: Saudi Arabia uncovered, Michael Howard unmuzzled. And: In memory of Helen Szamuely.
This shows why proper opposition is needed on Lewisham Council.
Iain Dale: He was five foot four, and I’m six foot two, but I’m wanted none the less to play Mussolini
Plus: Salmond’s revisionist view of Thatcher. My weekly Brexit briefing begins. And: the glory of Tim Shipman’s “All Out War”.
Plus: I now love Liverpool. Getting ready for Birmingham. Come and hear me interview David Davis there. And: My most shameful secret revealed.