As another Black History month (Oct) slips away, with that characteristic Northampton indifference, it’s interesting to note that the Deputy Prime Minister thought it opportune to bring up the vexed situation of racial discrimination in … football? With the assiduous timing of an alzheimic Slepp Blatter, the government announces the sell off of Northern Rock to Branson, casually losing the odd half billion, whilst attempting to hike civil service pensions by 6%.
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