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The Telegraph’s exposé of Sam Allardyce and investigations into accusations of corruption against eight current and former Premier League managers plus Barnsley assistant head coach Tommy Wright have received widespread coverage. What do they tell us about the state of English football?

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As it stands, rules covering lobbying practice in the UK leaves the public in the dark on how private interests attempt to influence decision makers. The second reading of the Lobbying (Transparency) Bill provides a welcome opportunity to change and build greater public trust in the Government.

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Since the post of Anti-Corruption Champion was created in 2004, six people have filled the role.  It started off being held by a cabinet minister; and more recently has been held by a distinguished former front-bencher with no ministerial status.  Does that means the role will now be quietly dropped? The UK does not have

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