The centre isn’t where he or ConservativeHome or anyone else wants it to be. It’s where it is – “Far From Notting Hill”.
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It’s already about more than narrow questions of governance – and should expand to cover the role clubs play in local communities.
We wondered why no effort was made to square the Government. Perhaps the Culture Select Committee can establish whether it was – and what happened.
Dowden, a David for our times, sees off the footballing Goliath. By whispering “boo!” At which the giant bursts into tears.
The Culture Secretary deserves a gold-plated edition of the Bluffers’ Guide to Politics, and must feel this morning like the proverbial dog with two cocks.
Emily Carver: So the European Super League has collapsed. But either way, it’s none of the Government’s business.
The lesson of this drama is that fans must make their voices heard, rather than Ministers threaten knee-jerk legislation.
[Editor’s warning: as the author of the famous originals pointed out, “there is wishful thinking in Hell as well as on Earth”.]
Tom Waterhouse: Non-league football has missed out during this crisis. It needs leadership that understands politics.
The National League needs to get organised, and compete for a fair share of the Sport Recovery Package.
The right to it must be championed even when – no: especially when – remarks are made that we find reprehensible.
It’s single mothers like mine that are hardest hit by non-payment of the licence fee. If you ask me, that’s too high a price to pCome Dancing on free-to-view telly.
“Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.”
The big picture is that Johnson is dashing for growth. We devoutly hope it works but the precedents aren’t promising.
Caroline Nokes: Spare a thought for women. Male ministers have forgotten we exist in their lockdown easing plans.
While barbers, beers and football are deemed priorities for reopening, female-dominated businesses, like nail salons, have been left in limbo.
David Davis: Scrapping the two metre rule won’t rescue sport, theatre, concerts – and large-scale live entertainment. Here’s a plan that will.
Melvin Benn, managing director of Festival Republic, explicitly links attendance at his events – most of Britain’s music festivals – with compulsory testing.
As with Brexit, the fundamentals of the Tory position are much stronger than they may seem to be.
Sunder Katwala: Race and age. To older Britons, the pace of progress seems swift. To younger ones, frustratingly slow.
The framing of “facts versus feelings” won’t work for the liberal right on race any better than it has for the liberal left on immigration.
We stand ready to act as a pilot area that would provide valuable insights for UK venues preparing for life after lockdown.