The Pledge

Is racism re-emerging in football and society?

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Episode notes

On The Pledge this week, the panel discusses racism in football after England's 2020 Euro qualifier against Bulgaria was marred by monkey chants and Nazi salutes. Maajid Nawaz says that 'racism is re-emerging in football because racism is re-emerging in society.'

Nick Ferrari believes the government's proposal for compulsory voter ID is a good idea, but do the panel agree?

Michelle Dewberry says spreading the benefits of immigration to the north of England won’t work because ‘plans devised in Westminster are so often contradictory to the wants, needs and desires of the north’.

June Sarpong says now is the time to improve state education after it was revealed there has been a 27% rise in home schooling in the last year.

And Rachel Johnson looks at the public feud between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy and asks ‘should we accept that social media is where the bloodiest battles are fought these days?’