Give England a Sporting Chance?

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Anglophobia permeates into all aspects of life in the Undemocratic Republic of New Britain, as evidenced by this post on the CEP blog.

Despite comprising only 15% of the population and being responsible for only 18% of the medals won at the last Commonwealth Games, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland between them have 39 staff dedicated to athletics compared to England’s 41.

The North West of England employs only 4 staff for athletics yet has a greater population than that of Scotland and Northern Ireland combined.

How does this happen?  Because sport is devolved in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and recieves far greater funding than in England.  Sport in Scotland and Wales is supported by both their own organisations – Sport Scotland and Sport Council Wales – and Sport England which seems to feel the need to promote all “British” sport.

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