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Road to Wembley

Jack Straw's role as head of the committee trying to sort out the Wembley Stadium fiasco is a massive snub to culture secretary Chris Smith, who has blown hot and cold about the stadium, to the detriment of the project. The story is not a happy one. The first question Straw's committee might ask is why £120 million of Lottery money was paid for a site with a ransom strip on three sides - owned by the people who sold the stadium. What a rotten property deal. Second, why is the facility ...

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