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Adiós Amos

Valerie-Amos2So farewell, then, to Baroness Valerie Amos – the first black woman Cabinet minister – who leaves these shores to become the British Commissioner to Australia next week

Hopefully she’ll be back to play a further role in British politics (Britain’s High Commissioner to South Africa Paul Boateng – the first black Cabinet minister – is rumoured to be returning sometime soon… possibly to the Lords).

Baroness Amos served as the Leader of the Lords with great calmness and authority for four years until 2007, following a successful stint at the Foreign Office. Liked and respected, she’s made a huge mark on British politics, so it’s a shame to see her head down-under. But we are equally sure that Valerie will be a big hit in her new job.

Lester Holloway
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One Response

  1. I dont know if I should be pleased for her or sad that an influential and well liked BME politician is being moved sideways to a post that no one reallys cares about!

    Good luck to her

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