Afew years ago, I decided to write the third Secret Footballer book. It was meant to be the last of a trilogy that documented my career while shedding light on a game that, for the most part, is a closed shop to the people that worship it: The fans.
"There are mums and dads who have daughters who are politics students hoping to get a job in Westminster and they must be able to be confident that if they get that job, their daughter will not be subject to some of these behaviours that we have been seeing."
A senior Fianna Fáil TD has controversially claimed former taoiseach Brian Cowen and the late former finance minister Brian Lenihan “put country before party” in the decisions they imposed during the economic crash.
George Osborne has warned council chiefs in England they should not be using taxpayers’ money to pay for private health insurance as he promised to rein in “unacceptable” pay and perks in the public sector.
Two sisters who acted as personal assistants to Nigella Lawson and her former husband Charles Saatchi will stand trial in Britain today accused of using a credit card given to them by the celebrity couple to buy things for themselves.