The Labour Party & Football: The Reaction


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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  1. ejh says:

    Trouble is,

    (a) this does bear all the signs of a pre-election gimmick ; and
    (b) it does have serious implications for company law and insolvency law.

    Now I should say that I was hurling abuse at Conservative election canvassers before many of the readers of this blog were born, so don’t get the wrong idea: I would very much like these proposals to be serious. But they’ve had thirteen years to come up with this and they wait until a few weeks before an election. So I’d like them to be treated really very critically indeed. How do they propose that this will work? How will they deal with the implications for company law? How will they react to the likelihood that their proposals will be opposed by the Premier League and nearly all the club owners in the land?

  2. Nick Stone says:

    A change in the United Kingdom laws governing the ownership of professional foot balls clubs is very much overdue! Changes must come and there must be some means of achieving this through the next elected government after poor Mr Brown.

    Here FIFA`s ( Blatters ) opinion or reaction is unimportant! If the elected British government decide to change these laws or intoduce new requirements its hard luck on FIFA but they will have to accept these as indeed all other people in the UK who wish to do business with these clubs must also do etc!

    Here if necessary the FIFA requirements or agreements including those with broadcasting or television networks must if necessary also be declared illegal and invalid should this prove necessary.

    It is certainly time the fans and general public are given a legal chance to break this monopoly of the ownership of professional football clubs – the sooner the better!

    Over to you David Cameron – do it better and soon!

  3. curranhung says:

    Jeremy Hunt, the Tory Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport is on record as saying,

    “Milton Keynes can be rightly proud of their football club and it is a credit to Pete Winkelman and his team just how much has been achieved in such a short space of time, it really is fantastic.”

    One very good reason for not voting Conservative …

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