Gentlemen and Players

Australia's deputy Prime Minister, Wayne Swan, has launched a new push for a republic, saying the 80-year-old Bodyline cricket scandal had shown that the British could be ruthless, self-serving and mean-spirited. The Australian newspaper reported that an article written to coincide with Australia Day, which celebrates the arrival of the British settlers at Sydney in 1788, Mr Swan lamented that the move towards a republic has "fallen from the national agenda over the past decade". (more…)

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