to garner populist support in its election manifesto.
One such leak is the idea of fnas being able to buy their own football clubs. As followers of Ebbsfleet will know, this is not a guaranteed way to success; they are fighting relegation.
Moreover, the idea of encouraging fans who by definition are not rich, to enter inot a world where they need to compete with the largesse encouraged by Roman Abramovich and Sheik Al-Mansour is utter madness.
Much like the earlier idea of Football clubs as Plc's - an idea that allowed the City to part unwary fans from their cash, this is in reality another scam in the making for the canny to take cash of the foolish.
How the Government can try and sell this idea as somehow being a solution to the current problems in football is beyond me. If it were a less popular industry the idea of a super-tax on players earnings would have been implemented by now. But no, this is the people's game, it is they who must suffer.
As readers will know, there is much wrong with the structure of football - mainly this is the problem of large external cash inputs being direted willy nilly and a refusal of the top clusb to engage in any revenue sharing.
None of the Labour party's recommendations do anything about that, but then that is not the point of this commitment; which is pure political grandstanding.