Ministers should remember that Russian cultural and sporting stars aren’t responsible for the actions of their government.
A review should strike the right balance between protecting the vulnerable and not spoiling the enjoyment of people who enjoy a bet perfectly safely.
Well intentioned measures can end up unfairly penalising the vast majority of the 30 million people in this country who enjoy a harmless bet.
The industry has implemented a number of measures to make these activities more secure.
Several Ministers helped to see off the Government’s best hope of avoiding a full-on crisis in the Party – and perhaps of saving Brexit too.
A list of new Tory Reform Group patron MPs suggests that it is stronger in the Commons than it may look.
Seema Kennedy becomes the Prime Minister’s second PPS. Brexiteer Kwasi Kwarteng is PPS to Philip Hammond. And much, much more.
On the surface, this intake looks different from those that have preceded it – and is in some respects. But beneath it, this is in many ways a very traditional Tory group.
Some backbenchers are unhappy that people who already have a job as a PPS have been allowed to stand.
The National League needs to get organised, and compete for a fair share of the Sport Recovery Package.