Gorgeous: Valerie Ann Amos, redistributing your wealth. To herself naturally.
Third World style nepotism and corruption has reached into the heart of Britain’s ruling elite. The latest shocking example has come with the news that Guyana-born Baroness Valerie Ann Amos has landed a job with a Nigerian company which is funded by the government department she used to head up.
Booness Amos was created a “life peer” in August 1997, and as such already draws a permanent salary as part of the unelected House of Lords. She served in the cabinet as International Development Secretary.
She has now taken up a lucrative job with Travant Capital Partners which was given a £15 million handout — from her own department. Travant Capital Partners is a Nigerian private equity firm to plough British taxpayers’ money into Africa and Asia under the guise of “foreign aid.” She lists the directorship as ‘remunerated’ in the Register of Lords Interests, but there is no indication of how much she is paid.
Writing in his book The Catholic Orangemen of Togo, Britain’s former Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, claims to have been told by a director of Travant that the company “had access to DFID funds because Baroness Amos was a Director.”
[Under the British Constitution it is unlawful for such an individual to hold public office or any other form of officialdom.]