MPs warn Mas­ters over New­cas­tle deal

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A group of cross-party MPs have launched an 11th-hour bid to tor­pedo the Saudi Ara­bia takeover at New­cas­tle United by telling the Pre­mier League any deal would help white­wash the state’s re­pres­sive regime. Eng­land’s top tier “should do ev­ery­thing in its power to bring in­di­vid­u­als car­ry­ing out hu­man rights abuses to ac­count”, ac­cord­ing to a let­ter from eight MPs to Richard Mas­ters, the league’s chief ex­ec­u­tive. He has re­ceived warn­ings from Amnesty In­ter­na­tional over the state’s hu­man rights record, and from broad­caster BeIN Sports on the na­tion’s role in the Be­outQ TV piracy scan­dal.

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