Tuesday, 20 April 2021

 European Super League....


The Tory PM Boris Johnson described the new league, which includes six leading English clubs, as "ludicrous".


- Maybe it is, maybe it isn't, but where were the Tories when British firms (iconic in many cases) were taken over by foreign businesses?

Rolls Royce - German...
Cadbury- American....
Rover cars - German...

And many more examples.

The Tory mantra is "the free market must not be interfered with", which is why they oppose monopoly and merger legislation as well as Protectionist economics which would have kept iconic brands in British ownership..

This intervention is pure opportunism by the Tories. Maybe it would be "bad politics" to not oppose it, but why is football considered more important than economic independence?

In any case, many football teams are also foreign owned. So who cares if the game loses six teams, given that most contain few home grown players and are overseas owned. There's nothing essentially British about football anymore ..

We'd like to know whether this intervention to stop the Super League is the beginning of a new protectionism for the Tories or whether they will revert to type once the issue is settled either way.

We suspect the latter...

 Tony Morrow, our Deputy Leader, is once again standing to be a local councillor in Sunderland. If you live in Sandhill Ward please vote for him.