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Football: PM backs transfers.

PRIME minister Tony Blair yesterday branded the European Commission's transfer proposals "misguided".

Replying to a question about negotiations between Britain and German leader Gerhard Schroeder, the Prime Minister said: "Myself and the German Chancellor are wholly opposed to the Commission's proposals. I think they are misguided and wrong.

"For many of the clubs the transfer fee system is essential for their future, and we do not want to see a situation where we have smaller clubs go to the wall as a result of a misguided intervention."
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Dec 12, 2000
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