Sanction Roman Abramovich and other Russian Oligarchs with assets in the UK today!

Sanction Roman Abramovich and other Russian Oligarchs with assets in the UK today!

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Started by Josh Rook

STOP THE SALE OF CHELSEA FC

Too much time is being allowed for Russian Oligarchs to sell off or restructure the ownership of, their assets in the United Kingdom.

In the interests of promoting the resolution of the armed conflict and the protection of civilians in Ukraine, we are asking the UK government to impose further sanctions on Russian oligarchs with connections to President Putin today.

Do not allow any more time to pass to allow the sale of UK assets. Put increasing pressure on the Russian political elite.

Chris Bryant MP made the following contribution in the House of Commons on 24th February 2022:

'Can we have a debate on the operation of tier 1 visas, following on from some of the reports in The Sun and other newspapers today? I have hold of a leaked document from 2019 from the Home Office, which says in relation to Mr Abramovich:

“As part of HMG’s Russia strategy aimed at targeting illicit finance and malign activity, Abramovich remains of interest to HMG due to his links to the Russian state and his public association with corrupt activity and practices. An example of this is Abramovich admitting in court proceedings that he paid for political influence. Therefore, HMG is focused on ensuring individuals linked to illicit finance and malign activity are unable to base themselves in the UK and will use the relevant tools at its disposal (including immigration powers) to prevent this.”

That was nearly three years ago, and yet remarkably little has been done. Surely Mr Abramovich should no longer be able to own a football club in this country. 

Surely we should be looking at seizing some of his assets, including his £152 million home, and making sure that other people who have had tier 1 visas like this are not engaged in malign activity in the UK.

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