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London Mayoral Elections 2021: The runners and riders

Much of the attention in the London Mayoral race has gone towards the incumbent, Sadiq Khan of the Labour Party, and his challenger, Tory Assembly Member Shaun Bailey. There are, however, several other candidates, both from minor parties and from a plethora of independents. In this article, Wolves of Westminster gives you the low-down on who these candidates are and what they are standing for. The election takes place on 6 May. You can register to vote here, with the deadline being 11:59 on 19

Hartlepool polling data: Optimism for Tories, Pessimism for Reform UK

A new MRP Poll released by The Times yesterday morning will be positive reading for the Conservatives, but poor from Reform UK’s perspective. The poll is for the seat of Hartlepool, which will see a by-election following the resignation of Labour MP Mike Hill. In the 2019 General Election, Mr Hill dropped 14.8 percentage points, with his majority being more than halved. The Tories had increased by 13.3 points in 2017, but dropped a further 5.3 points two-and-a-half years on. Richard Tice stood

Fact-checking the claims made by anti-Starmer far-left activists

Wolves of Westminster yesterday reported on a meeting of the so-called ‘Labour In Exile Network’ (LIEN), featuring several individuals who had been suspended by the Labour Party and were critical of the direction the party is heading in under Sir Keir Starmer. Some of these individuals described themselves as “Marxists”, with one going as far as to say “we consider ourselves revolutionary socialists” when calling for their agenda to involve a greater amount of change in the status quo.

EXCLUSIVE: Expelled far-left activists vow to set up own CLP, print own membership cards in defiance: “We’re not going anywhere!”

A group stylising themselves as the “Labour In Exile Network” (LIEN), made up of far-left activists many of whom have been suspended or expelled by the Labour Party, held a founding conference on 27 February to discuss their ‘Plan for Change‘ and terms of reference. Among their plans were to issue their own Labour Party membership cards for expelled former members.

Violence is never, ever a choice that a man should make

I don’t want to comment specifically about the Sarah Everard case as I don’t know the facts of it, but this case has made me think more generally about gender-based violence and attitudes towards women. During my time as an undergrad at university, I went out socially with a girl one night. It was just as friends; nothing significant happened. But I mention it because earlier that day, I rang a classmate to see if he could explain some course readings to me. This individual knew I was going out

Odisha will host the Indian Women's League

ODISHA will host the Indian Women’s League, with dates to be confirmed later. It has been over a year since the last edition of India’s premier women’s football league concluded. On February 14, Sabihtra Bhandari scored a late winner for Gokulam Kerala after they had blown an earlier 2-0 against KRYSPHA to win the Banglore final 3-2. According to Business Standard, AIFF President Praful Patel said: “Over the years, the tournament has provided the platform for a lot of budding footballers to s

India could play in the Copa America in 2024

INDIA could be a guest nation in the 2024 Copa America according to reports. The tournament which will be played in Ecuador will contain either two or six guest teams. The 2021 tournament will be played in June in Argentina and Colombia, having been postponed from last year. Australia and Qatar had been set to compete at guest nations but pulled out due to the World Cup/AFC Cup qualifiers. It is understood Australia suggested India as a replacement, but scheduling concerns ruled out their pa

AIFF confirms March double-header with Oman and the UAE

THE AIFF has confirmed India will return to international football in March with a double-header against Oman and the United Arab Emirates. Both games on March 25 and March 29 will take place in Dubai. These games will be the team’s first international friendlies since November 2019. The national team will meet in a camp in Dubai on March 15 according to reports. India will host Qatar, travel to Bangladesh and host Afghanistan in June for their final three World Cup qualifiers. They cannot

IPL 2021 Latest: Ness Wadia explains Kings XI Punjab re-brand: 'Reinvent ourselves'

NESS WADIA, franchise co-owner, has explained the decision to re-brand Kings XI Punjab as Punjab Kings. The franchise was a founding franchise in 2008. They finished third in the inaugural season, finishing second in the regular table, they were top of the regular table in 2014 before losing the final, these are their only two play-off finishes. Mr Wadia, who owns 23% of the franchise, told PTI: “We just felt that we wanted to relook at things. “We needed to rebrand and reinvent ourselves af

Cricket latest: Chris Silverwood apologises to Super Kings signing Ali

ENGLAND COACH Chris Silverwood has apologised to all-rounder Moeen Ali for the way in which the team confirmed he will miss the last two tests in India. Captain Joe Root had suggested the decision to leave came from Mr Ali, according to the BBC. After a bidding war between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings, Mr Ali was selected by the Super Kings in the recent IPL auction. Mr Silverwood was reported as saying: “We are sorry the impression we gave was that Moeen is being treated different

IPL Latest: Aakash Chopra calls for Moeen Ali to sign for Chennai Super Kings

AAKASH CHOPRA has suggested the Chennai Super Kings would be a perfect fit for England all-rounder Moeen Ali. The comments came after the second test between England and India. Mr Ali scored just six runs of 30 balls in the first innings but hit 43 of 18 in the second as well as four wickets in both of India’s innings. Mr Chopra tweeted: “Mooen’s innings might have added a couple of hundred thousand dollars to the bidding amount day after.] “Chennai might not be a bad place for him. “They n

IPL Latest: Eight Nepali players set to feature in 2021 IPL draft - CAN

EIGHT CRICKETERS from Nepal have been recommended for the 2021 Indian Premier League draft according to the Cricket Association of Nepal. The most notable of the list is arguably 20-year-old spinner Sandeep Lamichhane, who was released after three seasons with the Delhi Capitals and is now free to join any franchise. Mr Aiyer is a 20-year-old all-rounder, Mr Bhandari is a 30-year-old wicketkeeper whose domestic career has been restricted to Nepal, save for a short spell in Sri Lanka with Kalut

AIFF General Secretary predicts huge growth of Indian football

KUSHAL DAS, the AIFF General Secretary, has predicted that football will eventually become the most popular sport in India. Speaking to PTI, Mr Das noted a huge growth in investment in the last decade. A major vision is the continual growth of the women’s game. Mr Das explained: “The investment in Indian football since 2010 has probably increased tenfold. “Football is in real terms a global sport and with India’s demography and the globalisation, it is a natural fallout that football will be

ISL Latest: Subha Ghosh status in limbo as AIFF wait for Kerala Blasters response

THE ALL INDIA FOOTBALL FEDERATION (AIFF) is waiting for a response from Kerala Blasters before its Player Status Committee can decide on the fate of Subha Ghosh. ATK Mohun Bagan claim the striker was part of a swap deal for Nongdamba Naorem. During Mr Naorem’s medical he was found to have had an ACL tear, meaning the transfer was cancelled on New Years’ Eve. An official told the Times of India: “As per AIFF’s regulations, if a club rejects the transfer, then the secretariat does not have the

IPL Latest: Reports suggest just one new franchise is likely for 2021

THE BOARD OF CONTROL FOR CRICKET IN INDIA (BCCI) is likely to add just one new franchise for IPL 2021 according to reports. Last month, members gave the go-ahead for two potential franchises. But according to Times of India, just one is likely to be the number of new additions. According to the report, the entry fee for franchise 10 could be higher, if only one place is made available for 2021 as simultaneous bids could cap the price. The addition of two teams is also considered too difficul

Cricket latest: Former ECB chairman claims IPL owners willing to invest in The Hundred: 'Fact'

COLIN GRAVES, the former chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, has claimed Indian Premier League owners would be willing to invest in The Hundred. Due to start last year before COVID-19 postponement, the Hundred is a 100-ball white ball franchise tournament. As per The Guardian, the ECB is reluctant to sell private equity but registered £105million in losses last year. Explaining the issue, Graves said: “English cricket has got a bright future. There is fantastic talent coming from

Nothing to gain and everything to lose: How the GOP responded to the election

The 2020 US elections could have been considered fairly positive for the Republican Party. Yes, they lost the Presidency, but they gained 15 seats in the House of Representatives and appeared to have done enough to retain their Senate majority. Initial polling data and analysis suggested it was unlikely the Democrats would win both Georgia seats. TheRepublicans flipped both houses of the New Hampshire General Court, the Democrats did not flip control of any state legislative house. The Republic

Indian Super League latest: Bengalru sack Cuadrat

Mr Cuadrat had been in charge of the club since 2018, winning the ISL in his first year. Despite winning three and drawing the other three of their first six matches, Bengaluru has lost their last three on the trot. Parth Jindal, a director at the club, told Times of India: “We feel the club needs to head in a new direction – one where ere the ethos and philosophy of Bengaluru FC begins reflecting again. “We felt there was a departure from the philosophy that we held true last season, which p
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