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Are UK ministers failing in their duty to enforce sanctions and welcome Ukrainian refugees?

The war in Ukraine raises questions about illicit finance in Britain, and reveals the chaos in the Home Office.

The owner of Chelsea Football Club, Roman Abramovich, and leading industrialist Oleg Deripaska are among the seven wealthy and influential Russian oligarchs who have been sanctioned by the UK over Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Anoosh Chakelian is joined by the New Statesman’s associate editor of business, Emma Haslett, to discuss the UK’s history of welcoming and protecting Russian wealth, why repeated attempts to reform the system have fallen short, and whether the Economic Crime Bill is the answer.

Then, in You Ask Us, a listener questions why the UK’s response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis has been so inadequate.

If you have a question for You Ask Us, email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk.

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