Betting Scandal Shakes UK Politics: Sunak's Fierce Response

British PM Rishi Sunak demands expulsion and full legal consequences for Conservative Party members involved in insider betting on the national election date, as investigations continue. Housing Minister Michael Gove and the Gambling Commission are also involved, with allegations extending to a Tory candidate and a police bodyguard.

PTI | London | Updated: 21-06-2024 03:15 IST | Created: 21-06-2024 03:15 IST
Betting Scandal Shakes UK Politics: Sunak's Fierce Response
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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has unequivocally demanded the expulsion of any Conservative Party members found using insider information to bet on the date of Britain's national election. Speaking on BBC, Sunak expressed his 'incredible anger' over the allegations.

Sunak emphasized that individuals proven to have broken the law will face severe consequences. 'It's right that they are being investigated properly by the relevant law enforcement authorities,' he stated. 'If anyone is found to have broken the rules, not only should they face the full consequences of the law, I will make sure that they are booted out of the Conservative Party.'

The controversy, which arrives just two weeks before the general election, has left Sunak's Conservative Party trailing the Labour Party by 20 points, according to many polls. Further complicating matters, the Gambling Commission is investigating multiple individuals, including Tory candidate Laura Saunders and a police bodyguard, for alleged betting offences related to the election date.

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