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Boris Johnson is facing the prospect of yet another rebellion, this time over emergency legislation to curtail Russian wealth and influence in British politics.

The Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill – which is being fast-tracked through the House of Commons today – aims to speed up imposing sanctions on oligarchs by creating a public register of overseas ownership. The law would also see more pro-Putin multi-millionaires hit with Unexplained Wealth Orders.

Yet opposition MPs and some Conservative backbenchers say the bill does not go far enough to expunge the problem of “ill-gotten gains”, and are compelling the Prime Minister to do more.

As it stands, the bill would give Russian oligarchs six months to either sell off their land or prove they are not hiding behind a secretive web of companies linked to the Kremlin. But Labour is pushing for this period to be reduced to 28 days. They argue that the half-a-year period would allow oligarchs to avoid sanctions.

And Tory veterans David Davis and Andrew Mitchell have won cross-party support for an amendment which – if approved – would enable the government to preemptively freeze oligarchs’ assets pending an investigation on whether they will be sanctioned.

Davis has also joined forces with Labour’s Liam Byrne on two further amendments to prevent oligarchs from using intimidation tactics on journalists and whistleblowers – such as Slapps, or strategic litigation against public participation.

The Economic Crime Bill, as it is, is likely to pass, with Sir Keir Starmer voicing his approval. But expect a number of interventions from both sides of the chamber calling on ministers to go further and faster.