No sooner had Britain had a new government than Foreign Secretary James Cleverly ran into trouble. Cleverly said Qatar was ready to make concessions to allow people who are often persecuted to attend the World Cup, and that fans visiting Qatar should show respect.
– Please, respect the host country. “They are trying to make sure people can be themselves and enjoy football and I think with a little bit of flexibility and compromise on both sides the World Cup can be safe, secure and exciting,” he added. Watchman.
Sport should be open to all.
This Labor political statement made Lucy Powell, the shadow secretary for culture and sport, see the color red.
In a deaf shocking voice, she said, and continued:
Sports should be open to all. Many fans will feel unable to attend the tournament and support their team because of Qatar’s record on human, labor and LGBT rights. The government should pressure FIFA on how to put fans in this seat, ensuring the safety of all fans, and not defending discriminatory values.
Well-known British activist Peter Tatchell claimed on Tuesday that he was arrested in Qatar during a gay rights protest. James Cleverley told LBC Radio he had not spoken to the Qatari government about the case, but he understood that Tatchell was being questioned and that he was being supported by the British diplomatic mission.
He also said he intended to visit the World Cup if his schedule permitted, while criticizing Labor leader Keir Starmer for refusing to do so because of Qatar’s record on human rights issues.
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