Paddy Power Politics has opened its ‘Budget Bingo’ markets as UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond presents his first ever budget to the House of Commons this Wednesday.
Taking over the fiscal reigns of former Chancellor George Osborne, UK political commentators eagerly await Hammond’s ‘Budget 2017’ presentation, which will reveal PM Theresa May’s strategy in a much-changed political landscape.
Irish bookmaker Paddy Power hopes to spice up tomorrows Budget proceedings by opening a number of special politics markets.
Punters will be able to wager on Hammond taking a leaf out of Prime Minister Theresa May’s book and wearing a tartan suit (25/1), losing the budget box (80/1), and painting it blue (500/1)
Other markets include what phrases he’ll use, with “Brexit” virtually guaranteed at 1/100. “Theresa May holds my hand, too” is slightly less likely at 500/1
Company spokesperson Patrick ‘Paddy’ Power said: “Will Phillip properly Hamm it up with a Theresa May-style tartan suit?
“Either way, it’s pretty much a guarantee that he’ll mention Brexit – and Donald Trump is bound to gate-crash yet another event. Though the concept of a budget might bend his mind.”
Hammond to say during the budget speech
- 1/100 Brexit
- 5/1 Scottish Independence referendum
- 12/1 Fake News
- 33/1 Donald Trump would be impressed
- 33/1 UKIP are imploding faster than Arsenal
- 66/1 Better than Osborne
- 66/1 Nigel Farage is a faker
- 500/1 Theresa May holds my hand, too
Hammond budget specials
- 25/1 To wear a Tartan suit
- 80/1 To lose the budget box
- 125/1 To carry a Byron burger takeaway bag
- 125/1 To wear a George Osborne pin badge
- 500/1 To paint the budget box blue
How many sips of water will Hammond have?
- 6/5 Three or more
- 5/2 Two
- 3/1 One
- 4/1 None
Hammond To say first
- 6/4 EU/European Union
- 3/1 Economy
- 6/1 Spending
- 6/1 Revenue
- 7/1 Recovery
- 7/1 Growth
- 8/1 Health
- 14/1 Recession
- 14/1 Taxpayers
- 18/1 Pension
- 20/1 General Election