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Tories Ask Johnson to Pass U.K. Law to Tackle Money Laundering

  • 17 Conservative MPs write letter to British prime minister
  • Criticism abounds of Tories having conflicts of interest
Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson

Photographer: Robert Perry/EPA/Bloomberg

U.K. Conservative members of Parliament urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to come good on a long-held government promise and pass a law cracking down on the use of U.K. property for money laundering.

Some 17 rank-and-file Tories wrote to the premier earlier this week asking him to prioritize legislation to tackle economic crime in the current House of Commons session, including the creation of a registry of overseas entities that own property in the U.K.