Alex Massie

Department of English/British Conflation

Department of English/British Conflation
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Radley, Radley... Please. This isn't the "British Olympic soccer team" giving the Nazi salute in 1938, it's the English soccer team. You may think this a minor matter, but I assure you it makes all the difference in the world.

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But yes, it's rotten that the British Olympic Association should be wanting to gag athletes who might - albeit improbably - feel like protesting China's, er, mixed human rights record from doing so.

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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