Sanctions: Assets Seizure

Part of Justice – in the House of Commons on 22nd March 2022.

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Photo of Gavin Newlands Gavin Newlands Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport)

When concerns about Russian interference in UK politics were raised by the Intelligence and Security Committee a couple of years ago, the Prime Minister laughed them off, saying that they were driven by “Islington remainers” unable to accept Brexit. What confidence should we have that the Government are taking the threat seriously, particularly given the slow approach to sanctioning oligarchs that saw Putin’s cronies handed two weeks to rush their wealth out of the UK before the rules came into force?