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Tracey is really upset about it, she worked really hard to get it done

Iain Duncan Smith

He accused the gambling industry of fighting “tooth and nail” to secure the delay, and warned that families will face real hardship unless the delay is revoked.

He said: “Families will be in a terrible plight if this is allowed to stay for the next six months.”

Defending Ms Crouch’s anger, he added: “Tracey is really upset about it, she worked really hard to get it done.”

Mr Hammond’s postponement of the measure also drew criticism from a series of politicians across the House of Commons.

Philip HammondPhilip Hammond has reportedly clashed with Tracey Crouch over his decision to delay gambling reform (Image: CHRISMCANDREW/GETTY)

Fixed odds betting terminalsThe Treasury delayed plans to slash maximum stakes on fixed odds betting machines from £100 to £2 (Image: GETTY)

Fixed odds betting terminalsThe cut will be delayed by six months and will come into effect in October 2019 (Image: GETTY)

Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston warned that the lobbying power of the

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