Election betting scandal worse for Tories than Rishi Sunak’s D-Day blunder | EUROtoday

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The date of this 12 months’s basic election has been a speaking level because the begin of 2024.

When Rishi Sunak shocked the nation by saying polling day for July 4, it ended months of hypothesis.

Now, within the closing week of the marketing campaign, the date sits on the centre of a betting scandal that continues to attract consideration away from coverage debates.

Those who’ve discovered themselves seemed into by the Gambling Commission for bets on the election date embody Conservatives near Mr Sunak. It stays to be seen if any motion is taken by the fee.

As he displays on the marketing campaign as a complete, Ben Riley-Smith, The Telegraph’s Political Editor, evaluates how damaging the scandal has been and why it cuts to the guts of a Tory weak spot.

Watch Ben’s video evaluation above. Find extra episodes of Westminster Source on The Telegraph’s YouTube channel.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2024/07/01/general-election-betting-scandal-d-day-blunder-rishi-sunak/