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Posts Tagged: Sport
Raghib Ali: Systemic classism, not racism. Why the main factor in health and educational inequalities is deprivation, not race.
The fourth part of a series on ConHome this week about the politics of race and ethnicity in Britain today.
We need a multi-racial working-class conservatism that tackles discrimination – and prioritises removing the barriers that prevent people advancing.
Festus Akinbusoye: I’m a Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner. And here’s why, were I a footballer, I’d take a knee.
The first part of a series on ConHome this week about the politics of race in Britain today.
The voice of the law abiding majority needs to be heard loud and clear in the wake of Sunday’s events: we won’t tolerate this.
Jackie Doyle-Price and Miriam Cates: The trans debate. Women are standing up for their rights, not declaring a culture war
We would invite Lord Herbert to meet some of the women’s groups, parents, gay and lesbian people, and sportswomen whose views differ from his.
“2-0 England is my prediction by the way”, he said in an e-mail received by ConservativeHome at 7.53am yesterday morning.
Football – and taking a knee. If the boos and cheers get louder, Johnson and Dowden will need a plan.
Were they using the Ollie Robinson row yesterday to test the water for a wider, deeper intervention?
I’ll always passionately support the side – but both it and the FA risk alienating the majority of decent football fans.
No-one would have predicted recent events, but a generational opportunity now exists to improve the financial sustainability and governance of the game.
It now needs to get real. This is clearly the plan in the next few months, starting with the Queen’s Speech tomorrow, leading to the Levelling Up paper.
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.
[Editor’s warning: as the author of the famous originals pointed out, “there is wishful thinking in Hell as well as on Earth”.]