What’s the difference between being smashed over the head with an iron bar and a sentence with the dread word ‘levy’ in it? Answer: there is some hope of recovery from the iron bar. As the impasse between bookmakers and the horseracing industry over the increase of the levy drags on, BHA chairman Paul Roy says that accepting the bookies offer would be “suicide”. Some might say that’s preferable to a slow death, though, Paul. Read more.