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New Government Takes Shape

Following the unexpected General election result Theresa May is in the process of forming a new government with support from the DUP. A Queens Speech is expected some time next week. I am sure not many of our readers expected to see a hung parliament if most of the Polls had been right. Clearly YouGov got something right.

So what does this all mean for existing Sport and physical activity policy?

Posted: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:21 by Andy Reed

Tags: Sports Policy, Dcms, Tracey Crouch

Polling Day - What Happens Next?

Election time is usually a good time for policy makers to find time to slow down and reflect on the delivery of the past election manifestos and pour over the Party plans for the next Parliament. Good civil servants will have plans in place for every political eventuality on Friday morning.

Posted: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 20:47 by Andy Reed

Tags: #ge2017, DCMS

Manifesto - Labour First Out of the Blocks

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.

Posted: Wed, 17 May 2017 08:33 by Andy Reed

Tags: sports policy, Labour, #ge2017

A General Election

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.

Posted: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:34 by Andy Reed

Tags: sports think tank, general election, Tories, Labour, Lib Dems, Greens, UKIP

Why do We Fund Some Only Some Elite Sport?

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.

Posted: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:47 by Andy Reed

Tags: Uksport, No Compromise