Dario Gradi leaves the role of Crew three years after the removal of the FA

Dario Gradi leaves the role of Crew three years after the removal of the FA

Dario Gradi has officially ended his long and chequered career in football after nearly three years of being suspended from his role at Crewe Alexandra, amid continuing questions about his conduct as a work colleague of two of the sport’s worst paedophiles. Gradi, 78, was suspended by the Football Association in December 2016 after the Guardian’s interview with a former Crewe player, Andy Woodward, enveloped the fourth-tier club in scandal and led to Barry Bennell, one of their former coaches, being jailed for 31 years. Gradi had always denied any…

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Practise what you preach: banks should endorse the sustainability practices they publicly support

Practise what you preach: banks should endorse the sustainability practices they publicly support

Paul Tang questions why bank lobbyists are seeking to delay transparency measures that they have publicly endorsed. Paul Tang is an MEP in the Socialist and Democrat group and a member of the Economic and Monetary Affairs committee With the ‘FridaysForFuture’ protests, idealism has triumphed on the streets. Bankers’ boardrooms and financial towers, however, are still rife with cynicism. At the UN General Assembly in New York last month, while bank executives committed to bringing their lending practices in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement,…

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