Lifestyle Economics

Prime Minister’s gambling hypocrisy


In the Media

Len Shackleton writes for CapX

Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Express

IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon has commented on Rishi Sunak’s controversial £1,000 bet with Piers Morgan that deportations to Rwanda will have started by the next General Election, highlighting that government legislation would crackdown on such bets online.

Christopher said:

“It’s fine for Rishi Sunak to make a private £1,000 bet with Piers Morgan but under the government’s forthcoming anti-gambling laws, anyone placing a bet with an online bookmaker for the same amount would face intrusive affordability checks.”

“No doubt Mr Sunak would easily pass such a check but many ordinary punters will be uncomfortable sharing their private information just for the privilege of spending their own money.”

Read the full article here.

Christopher recently criticised the government’s anti-gambling regulations in The Critic.