From Wilson to Major, and from general elections to devolution referendums, the beautiful game has played an important role for decades.
Posts Tagged: Sport
Plus: Why hasn’t May done a single interview about her Brexit plan since last Friday? And: Take a bow, Gareth Southgate and company.
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.
Plus: A crazy clergyman, a bonkers Imam, and unreason on obesity. Richard Holden’s innocence. And: I am ready for Desert Island Dicks.
The former Chairman of the Culture, Media, and Sport Select Committee relates how they collaborated to win support for Britain’s Olympic bid.
This legislation runs against Scotland’s deep traditions of political pluralism and toleration.
On corruption, fragility, innovation, human capital, creditworthiness, GDP per head – all the measures that count for most – the country is, to put it politely, not in a great place.
As a measure of an administration, GDP has its limits. But clear evidence that we’re building a happier nation suggests the Government is on the right track.
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.
Albie Amankona: We need a real National Health Service – to make healthy living easy and unhealthy living difficult.
There needs to be a paradigm shift in policy and culture. Our state should work to keep us healthy and allow us as individuals to be responsible for our actions.
This would surely encourage more participation amongst all age groups, by raising awareness of the benefits. The Commonwealth Games this year should spur us on.
It also boosts community spirit among adults.
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.
Prospects for the economy 2) Andy Silvester: The fundamentals are strong. But confidence is in shorter supply.
Doomsday predictions remain overblown, but the real, specific concerns of business are worth listening to nonetheless.
Iain Dale: Shame on the doctors and lobbies that support the extinction of young human lives. (And, yes: I’m anti-abortion.)
Plus: I was a bit hard on Javid. I have a bit of time for Cable. On May’s modesty and decency. And: ttthhhwwwaaaccckkk!…there goes the ball, straight down the fairway.