MP Tracey Crouch: a prin­ci­pled res­ig­na­tion

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - POINTS OF VIEW -

The Chatham and Ayles­ford MP blew the whis­tle on her spell as a min­is­ter in a row over de­lays to her plans to curb the max­i­mum stake on fixed-odds bet­ting ter­mi­nals.

She was not pre­pared to sit back and wait for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of her re­forms and hinted the gov­ern­ment had bowed to pres­sure from other MPs with cer­tain in­ter­ests in the bet­ting in­dus­try.

The irony was that the gov­ern­ment ca­pit­u­lated over its de­lay un­der pres­sure from

MPs of all par­ties, who threat­call ened to a vote and force a

U-turn.

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