Oligarch mansions: At this rate there won’t be any left to seize

Responding to Michael Gove saying the Government is considering to seize oligarch’s mansions to house Ukrainian refugees, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesperson Alistair Carmichael MP said: “This is the right move but once again the Government is moving so slowly that they risk letting Kremlin-linked oligarchs off the hook.

Alistair Carmichael MP

“The Tories have managed to take money off Russian oligarchs for years and never found it as difficult as they seem to now.

“So far the Government has sanctioned just 18 oligarchs, fewer than one a day since the invasion. At this rate there won’t be any oligarchs’ mansions left to seize – they’ll all have sold up and fled the country.”

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