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Posted by: Betting.Betfair on May 5, 2011 at 06:55:32 AM
"So this is how democracy ends? With applause." So wrote the mighty French political philosopher Raymond Aron, and let's face it kids, he would know. The way certain segments of the political classes have been running around over the past week, one might think that tomorrow, the very fabric of British democracy is set to come to an end, followed of course by rapturous applause from the winning side. "The Queen will be handed over to France if the electoral system changes," scream the NO camp. "Politicians will forever be corrupt if nothing changes," yell the equally shrill YES brigade. Of course the whole thing is just froth and piffle. Yet the AV referendum is at least a truly wonderful betting event, given that nobody actually knows what will happen. Currently, No leads the way at...
Posted by: Betting.Betfair on Jan 24, 2011 at 08:31:14 AM
Since the middle of December, Labour have led in every national opinion poll bar one tie, by a margin extending to a high of seven points last week. They also won the Oldham-East & Saddleworth by-election, increasing their majority by over 3000. So having advised a bet on Labour to win the next General Election back in September at 2.24, I'm rather miffed that the market has barely moved in response. As the dust settles on a dramatic week in Westminster, the time has come to press up. This has nothing to do with Andy Coulson, whose departure might affect David Cameron's spin operation, but will barely resonate outside Westminster. By far the more significant development concerns Alan Johnson's resignation, and his replacement by Ed Balls as Shadow Chancellor. Formerly Gordon Brown's ...
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