Member of staff Deborah Scott has spoken on behalf of Ian Lavery MP with regards to replying to constituents over questions to do with the proposed takeover of Newcastle United by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) consortium.
As per The Chronicle, Lavery is awaiting a response from Boris Johnson after the Wansbeck MP, and former season ticket holder in the North East, urged the government to ‘commit to their proposal for a fan-led review of football’.
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He is one of a number of MPs who have been contacted by fans of the Tyneside club after the Newcastle Consortium Supporters Limited (NCSL) put together a draft of a letter for the Toon Army to email to their local leaders.
In a reply to one of the letters sent to Lavery, Scott said: ‘Ian is convinced that through the handling of the takeover and the Project Big Picture plans, it has become abundantly clear that the PL, EFL and football across the pyramid is not capable of governing itself in the interests of football and supporters as a whole.’
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Scott has alleged that the Premier League, as well as the English Football League and football across the pyramid, do not have the best interests of fans at heart, and that included fans of the Magpies who want more information and clarity about the prospective £300m deal between Mike Ashley and the KSA group.
There is no doubt that the majority of fans of NUFC would like to see their beloved club be taken over, as the abundance of riches that comes with it could well lead to success.
Lavery is clearly aggrieved as to the handling of the whole takeover situation and wants a push for transparency as much as the supporters that have taken their time to write to him.
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