EU bureaucracy is
burdening sport, just like it has burdened business; and as the EU seeks to
regulate the beautiful game football is now facing a financial crisis.
José Mourinho, the Chelsea Manager, may think that Referees are a
problem but wait until the EU regulations start to bite
Spain will be the first
country to hold a referendum on the European Constitution on February 20. The
vote is expected to be a resounding yes. Nobody can accuse the Spaniards of
having any doubts about a system that provides the country with enormous funds
and about which they, actually, know very little.
seems that it will not be Sven that undermines the beautiful game. The
European Union's Bosman ruling threatened lower league clubs, the EU then
threatened Sky's television rights and the financial support this brings.
And now the EU Competition Commissioner and the EU Constitution is seeking to
Founder President: The Rt Hon. the Baroness Thatcher of
Kesteven LG, OM, FRS President: The Rt Hon. the Lord Tebbit of Chingford, CH
PC, Vice-President: The Rt Hon. the Lord Lamont of
Lerwick, Chairman: Barry Legg Director: Robert Oulds MA, Head of
Research: Dr Helen Szamuely, Washington D.C.
Representative: John O'Sullivan CBE Founder Chairman: Lord Harris of High Cross,
Former Chairmen: Dr Brian Hindley, Dr Martin Holmes &
Professor Kenneth Minogue