Friday, 17 June 2011

QPR praised in Parliament

Our MP Andy Slaughter yesterday tabled what's called an Early Day Motion (EDM), which is a form of a petition for MPs in the House of Commons, congratulating Queen’s Park Rangers on winning the English Football League Championship and gaining promotion to the Premiership. The text of the EDM reads:

"That this House congratulates Queen's Park Rangers Football Club on winning the Championship and being promoted to the Premier League; acknowledges the skill, dedication and effort of Neil Warnock, his management team and players and the enthusiasm and loyalty of QPR fans worldwide; and looks forward to the return of Premiership football to Shepherds Bush and the continuation of the wonderful contribution the club makes to the local community through the activities of its outreach team, QPR in the Community Trust".

Andy said: 
“I am delighted that the Shepherds Bush has a top-flight team again – QPR have a long and proud history in West London and richly deserve this return to the Premiership, as do their fans, who have supported them loyally through some testing times.”
First among MPs who lined up to sign Andy Slaughter’s EDM yesterday was Alan Johnson, the recent Labour Home Secretary, who was born and bred in West London and has supported the R’s for 60 years.

It's a shame Andy didn't mention the fact that many of those loyal fans he rightly praises can no longer afford to see the club following Bernie Ecclestone's decision to hike ticket prices, prompting a boardroom resignation

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