Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Amos lobbying for England to host World Cup

Labour peer Baroness Amos is the latest person to join the FA management board for the 2018 World Cup campaign, ensuring there will be a majority of politicians on the nine-strong team.
FA and 2018 chairman Lord Triesman already had Football League chairman Lord Mawhinney as well as Minister of Sport Gerry Sutcliffe and government envoy Richard Caborn in his 2018 'Cabinet'.

Remarkably, he then decided that yet another of his Whitehall colleagues - albeit a very distinguished one - was the best way forward in the quest to host the World Cup in England.

Guyana-born Valerie Ann Amos, a management consultant and equal opportunities expert, was made a peer by Tony Blair in 1997 and became the first black woman in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for International Development as well as Leader of the House of Lords.

Guyana360: What a nice gesture, but shouldn't this woman be in Guyana lobbying for us. The migration has really hit Guyana like a slab of concrete.

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