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Sport and the EU Referendum

Considering ONLY the sport sector, what kind of impact would Britain leaving the EU have?


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Latest Blog Posts

Sport in Case of 'Brexit': Part 5

Mon, 22 May 2017 08:48

Sport in Case of 'Brexit': Part 5

It's now a year since I wrote the first of these blog articles and the Prime Minister has lit the fuse on the Article 50 petard by notifying the European Parliament of the UK's intention to leave the European Union.

In order to get to this position we've had rulings in both the High Court and the Supreme...

Latest News

Sporta AGM 2017

18th May, 2017

The Sports Think Tank Director Andy Reed was a guest panellist at the Sports AGM in Sheffield this week.

Duty of Care Report Lanuched

20th Apr, 2017

The Department of Culture Media and Sport have published the Duty of Care Review it asked Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson to carry out as part of its Sporting Futures Strategy. The Document is published here....

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Manifesto - Labour First Out of the Blocks

Wed, 17 May 2017 08:33

So, we are just over three weeks away from the surprise general election and the Party manifestos are being produced this week. The first to be launched was Labour on the 16th May in Bradford. Of course, we have been eagerly awaiting the policy announcements here at the Sports Think Tank.

A General Election

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:34

The surprise announcement by Theresa May that a General Election will be held on 8th June has caught everybody by surprise. In a world of leaks to the media it makes a nice change to be caught out by the news.

Why do We Fund Some Only Some Elite Sport?

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:47

It has been no surprise that following the rejection by UK Sport of the appeals made by 7 sports over their funding bids for Tokyo 2020 the focus has been on the so-called No Compromise system and its implications for Sport. We have covered this ongoing debate at the Think Tanks for a number of years but this week has caused more reaction than at any other time.