In response to the report of the Chair of the Fifa Ethics committee Chairman Mr Hans-Joachim Eckert, Clive Efford MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Sport, said:
“Fifa will always remain under suspicion of corruption at the very top of the organisation unless there is an entirely independent investigation into the payments relating to the ISL contract.
We can only conclude from the fact that no one in Fifa questioned why a major TV contractor paid £1 million to President Havelange that it was commonplace for backhanders to be accepted by high ranking officials within the organisation. The £1 million was paid Havelange c/o Fifa, Fifa acted like a clearing bank and simply passed the money on with no questions asked.
It is extremely disappointing to see these people lining their pockets when volunteers that run grassroots clubs are desperate for funds. The culprits must be identified and hounded out of our game.”
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Eltham High Street’s Yak and Yeti has been voted best south Asian restaurant in the Eltham constituency after a public vote organised by Eltham MP Clive Efford.
Rock the House is a Parliamentary live music and venue competition that celebrates the very best of up-and-coming unsigned British artists and the live music venues that support them.
Every MP is invited to nominate their favourite act from each category in their constituency. A panel of international music industry experts and musicians will then determine the finalists who will compete in a live battle of the bands. The lucky winners will receive some once in a lifetime prizes, while some will also get the chance to play a live set on the Terrace of the House of Commons in the evening at the finale reception.
To find out more about Rock the House visit http://www.rockthehousehoc.com/
NOMINATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED
Clive Efford has launched the search for the best Indian or South Asian restaurant in his constituency.
The Tiffin Cup, now in its eighth year, celebrates the best of South Asian cuisine and offers people an opportunity to celebrate the rich variety of flavours served in restaurants up and down the country.