Heart Of Football

You can bet gambling will remain a fixture in football

As Prime Minister Theresa May fought to hold her fragile government together over the Brexit shambles, she and her Chancellor Philip Hammond suffered a humiliating climb down over a gambling issue that is literally costing British lives.

The Cabinet had already lost a decent sports minister, Tracey Crouch, who resigned on Nov 1 .

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 18, 2018, with the headline 'You can bet gambling will remain a fixture in football'. Print Edition | Subscribe