There is growing pressure on the Government today to withdraw British sporting stars from Australia following the weekend’s devastating results from down under.
While surveys showed support for the overseas campaigns was high in early January, reaching 94% when England won the Ashes, it has slumped dramatically after another weekend of heavy British losses. ‘Back last year we were told that our brave lads were being sent out there to defend the Ashes, but one month on they’re still there, suffering loss after loss in the one day series and even getting stuffed in Grand Slam tennis finals. We need to bring them home now,’ said protester Geoffrey Boycott.
Government minister Jeremy Hunt defended the campaign however, insisting that the campaign was defending the British way of life. ‘And if we weren’t losing at sport over there we’d be losing at sport over here, which would be far worse.’