MPs are back from their summer break and we need you to contact them now:
recently been revealed that the Glazers have defaulted on yet more of
their US shopping mall loans, that they’ve been forced to have “blacked
out” games at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (where they continue to
under-invest in the NFL squad whilst hiking up ticket prices), and that
the interest on the toxic PiK debt at United has rocketed to over 16%
due to their failure to meet the conditions of the loan. And only this
week we had an admission from David Gill that United season ticket and
executive sales have failed to sell out. There is no waiting list.
could be a tipping point in the battle against the Glazers, so we need
you to help us pile on the pressure by speaking out to the politicians
whose duty it is to protect our national game.
Don't let anyone tell you lobbying politicians won't have any impact. If it wouldn't make any difference why are our opponents devoting their resources to lobbying against change?
MUST had meetings with all the main parties before the election including Government special advisors at Number 10 as well as Jeremy Hunt - now the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.
intense lobbying by MUST and others the new Coalition Government made
the unprecedented move to include specific promises in its joint
manifesto that the new Government would: "encourage reform of football
governance rules to support the co-operative ownership of football clubs
new sports minister, Hugh Robertson MP, then said on May 18th that:
"We'll give football the chance to sort itself out first by seeing how
they plan to reform over the summer, and if it doesn't work then the
Government will step in. We need to take a serious look at reforming the
governance and structure of football in this country."
To make sure that the politicians stick to their promises, we need your help.
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