We should take Sunak’s plan to tackle fraud with a barrel of salt

The fresh offensive is only being fought on one front, says Chris Blackhurst, and doesn’t nearly address the scale of the problem

Saturday 06 May 2023 09:41 BST
The strategy is aimed at targeting online scammers
The strategy is aimed at targeting online scammers (Getty/iStock)

When is this government going to stop taking us for fools?

Perhaps when their slavish followers in Westminster and beyond cease applauding every initiative as if it was the boldest and most decisive ever.

A case in point is the newly unveiled Fraud Strategy. Rishi Sunak puts his big boy boots on and proclaims: “The time has come to put the fraudsters out of business.”

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