Michael Bryan

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What if David Cameron is an evil genius?

The prime minister has successfully pursued an agenda more radical than Thatcher’s – and has managed it without anybody being terribly worried by him<p>‘They abolished the Human Rights Act” sounds like the first sentence of an Aldous Huxley novel. The Conservatives actually campaigned on a manifesto …

Human Rights

Van Basten: Real’s front three as good as Barca’s

Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale have netted a combined 97 goals for <i>Los Blancos</i> in all competitions this season, compared with the …

Uefa plots to break away from Fifa and host a rival tournament

Under the proposal, a European Championship would be held every two years with the other big football nations invited<p>Uefa is plotting to break away from Fifa and host a rival tournament in a <b>bid to force reform and oust Sepp Blatter</b>, it has been reported.<p>Under the plan a European Championship would …

Uefa will not boycott World Cup but Michel Platini could lead European-wide walkout of Fifa's executive committee

Uefa president will not support any FA-led move to pull out of Russia 2018 - nor creation of rebel tournament featuring likes of Brazil and Argentina<p>Uefa will not boycott the World Cup but Michel Platini and others could join David Gill in refusing to serve on Fifa’s executive committee when …

Bournemouth matching Bayern?! How the new Premier League TV deal will affect summer spending

Those on the fringes of England's top flight could well be tempted to spend bigger in an attempt to guarantee that they gain a share of unprecedented spoils a year from now<p><b>SPECIAL REPORT</b> By <b>Liam Twomey</b> Follow on Twitter<p>When clubs across England make their key transfer decisions this summer, they …

Soccer

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid

Hello,<p>Home<p>News<p>News<p>All news<br>• Exclusives<br>• Ballon d'Or<br>• Previews<p>Europe<p>England<br>• Spain<br>• Italy<br>• Germany<br>• Europe<p>Rest of the World<p>South America<br>• North …

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Manchester United Transfer News: Gareth Bale Talks Planned, Carlos Bacca Rumours

Link to Media<p>Manchester United are "set to open negotiations" with Real Madrid over the transfer of Gareth Bale, according to Spanish outlet Fichajes (h/t George Bellshaw of the <i>Metro</i>).<p>Bellshaw's article suggests Los Blancos are "happy to let him go for the right price and negotiations should begin …

Soccer

Is This Barcelona Side Even Greater Than the 2011 Champions League Winners?

Link to Media<p>On the evening of May 28, 2011, I was at Wembley Stadium among a crowd of over 87,000 to see Barcelona win the Champions League with a 3-1 victory over Manchester United in the final.<p>It was a special night—watching a team become champions of Europe always is—but each member of that …

Soccer

Van Basten: Barcelona would win the World Cup

The legendary Dutchman believes the Champions League has boasted more quality and excitement than football's top international competition for many years<p><b>EXCLUSIVE</b> By <b>Brian Oliver</b><p>“The world’s best players are all coming to Europe,” says Marco Van Basten. “Look at the great names in the semi-finals of …

European Team of the Season

Hello,<p>Home<p>News<p>Goal 50<p>Premier League<p>Latest<p>News<br>• Fixtures<br>• Results<br>• League Table<br>• Fantasy Football<p>Teams A - L<p>Arsenal<br>• Bournemouth<br>• Brighton & Hove Albion<br>• Burnley<br>• Chelsea<br>• Crystal Palace<br>• Everton<br>• Huddersfield Town<br>• Leicester City<br>• Liverpool<p>Teams M - W<p>Manchester City<br>• Manchester United<br>• Newcastle United<br>• Southampton<br>• Stoke …

Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win European Golden Shoe

• Real Madrid forward’s 48 goals wins award for record fourth time • Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero a distant third with 26 goals • The Golden Shoe: is it time to give the weighting system the boot?<p>Cristiano Ronaldo ended the season without winning a trophy for Real Madrid but at least he can …

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Lionel Messi's New Boots for the Champions League Final Revealed by Adidas

Link to Media<p>Lionel Messi will have a new pair of ice blue boots for this weekend's Champions League final.<p>The Argentinean, who is sponsored by Adidas, will wear the Messi15s for the first time in the Berlin showpiece.<p>Link to Media<p>There are all kinds of technologies reportedly at play to make the …

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Reports – Homesick Chelsea striker open to Spain return

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is thought to be open to a move back to Atletico Madrid, according to reports in Spain.<p>Spanish newspaper Marca are …

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David Cameron admits he is not 'beach body ready'

David Cameron has complimented his "very disciplined" wife as he admits that he eats too much<p>David Cameron has admitted he is a “bit greedy” and suggested that unlike his wife he is not "beach body ready".<p>The Prime Minister said that while his wife Samantha is "very disciplined" with her diet he …

Cameron's Cowardice in Not Giving 16 and 17-Year-Olds Their Say on Europe

Over the last week David Cameron has been touring European countries trying to drum up support for - yet to be defined - reform of the UK's …

United Kingdom

Urgent Question on the election of the president of FIFA

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, John Whittingdale, responded to an Urgent Question asked by Chris Bryant, Shadow Secretary of State …

UK Parliament

Britain Is Becoming 'Disengaged' From The World, Warns America Defence Chief Ashton Carter

David Cameron today hit back at suggestions Britain is becoming “disengaged” from the world stage as the row over defence spending …

38 MPs Are Campaigning For Votes For Parliament's Most High-Profile Jobs

MPs are putting themselves up for election again - this time among their peers.<p>The Huffington Post UK can reveal at least 38 backbenchers are …

Prince Charles

Liberal Democrat spokespeople in the Lords

Our team in the Lords have today announced their Lib Dem spokespeople.<p>They will, of course, take on a greater role now that the Commons team is so …

United Kingdom

Ministers to examine if BBC should bid for World Cup games

Greg Dyke, the Football Association’s chairman, will discuss the idea of an alternative World Cup at this week's Uefa meeting, adding that it was “a matter in the first instance for football to decide”<p>Ministers will scrutinise whether it is appropriate for licence fee money to be used to pay Fifa …

Election swing Labour needs for majority has doubled, study finds

Boundary changes have pushed majority further from opposition’s grasp, with party needing to gain at least 106 seats in 2020, Fabian Society says<p>Labour will need to gain at least 106 seats in 2020 to secure a majority, after taking account of the forthcoming boundary changes, according to a …

United Kingdom

Farage Attacks 'Westminster Bubble' Carswell As Ukip Civil War Rumbles On

Nigel Farage has hit out at MPs, including his party's very own Douglas Carswell, for bemoaning comments he made in the leaders' debate about …

War

Hammond bores us before Boris

There was no cliche or management speak left unturned by the foreign secretary as he kept Boris Johnson waiting to deliver his speech<p>Britain in the World. While it’s always a relief to realise the government has a vague idea of this country’s geographical location when choosing a title for its …

United Kingdom

Theresa May sidelined as Oliver Letwin picked to chair home affairs committee

Home secretary to chair one minor Whitehall committee out of 24 while allies of PM and chancellor take top posts<p>David Cameron appears to have sidelined his home secretary, Theresa May, by appointing Oliver Letwin to run the Whitehall home affairs committee and taking personal control of taskforces …

Downing Street

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to turn down AC Milan return - PSG

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will reject a return to AC Milan to be a Paris Saint-Germain player again next season, the French champions' president has …

Xavi: I will not play for PSG

The 35-year-old midfielder has dismissed reports he could be set to join the Ligue 1 champions on loan after he leaves Barcelona for Qatar at the end of this season<p>Barcelona midfielder Xavi has denied reports that he could join Paris Saint-Germain on loan.<p>The 35-year-old will end his 24-year stay …

Yaya Toure tells Manchester City: 'I will definitely stay'

Yaya Toure has ended doubt about his future and confirmed he will stay at Manchester City.<p>Toure, 32, has been a target for Inter Milan and a few …

Swedes have not ruled out World Cup boycott, says FA chief

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden’s football authorities have not ruled out the possibility of a World Cup boycott in the wake of the controversy surrounding the re-election of Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, Swedish FA chairman Karl-Erik Nilsson told Reuters on Monday.<p>Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic (L) …

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Marchisio: Juventus don't fear Barcelona

The midfielder says his side head into Saturday's European showdown determined to cause another upset, after stunning Real Madrid in the semi-finals<p>Claudio Marchisio insists Juventus go into the Champions League final with no fear - despite facing an in-form Barcelona in Berlin.<p>Both sides have …

Sepp Blatter faces internal Fifa revolt as Heather Rabbatts steps down

Heather Rabbatts, one of the FA's two independent directors, has stepped down from Fifa’s anti-discrimination task force following Blatter's re-election<p>Fifa president Sepp Blatter is facing an intensifying internal revolt, with a second Football Association official resigning from their Fifa post …