Tag Archives: Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson tipped as new Tory leader as May steps down

Boris Johnson is the bookmakers’ favourite to be the next Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland after Theresa May confirmed she is to leave 10 Downing Street on 7 June. May made the announcement this morning after meeting Graham Brady of the 1922 Committee, the influential group of backbench MPs from May’s Conservative Party, after it became clear …

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Brexit Party tipped to gain majority as EU elections loom

With the UK European elections due to take place tomorrow, the newly-formed Brexit Party is tipped to gain the most seats with it being traded at 97 per cent on Smarkets. The eurosceptic party, fronted by Nigel Farage, has shaken up the market for the ‘most seats’ in the UK European elections. Smarkets detailed that while the party was originally …

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Brexit vote “really is the last chance” for May to assert leadership

Brexit has once again dominated the UK headlines, with questions now being raised as to who may be replacing Theresa May as Prime Minister if she is to step down. With MPs set to convene in the House of Commons this evening to vote yet again on Theresa May’s deal, it appears that the country is more divided than ever. …

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Paddy Power builds its ‘Brexit Bunker’ offering a safe space from UK madness

Launching its latest viral marketing campaign ‘The Brexit Bunker’, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power offers the UK public ‘an escape from the madness’. With just ten days left of Brexit negotiations, and with the UK government still to formulise its European Union departure arrangements, Paddy Power has created its own ‘Brexit Bunker’ somewhere between the UK and France, to escape from …

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Rebel MPs seek to force Treasury’s hand over FOBTs

The Treasury’s decision to delay the implementation of a £2 maximum stake on fixed-odds-betting-terminals (FOBTs) until October has led to a revolt amongst Tory MPs. Defiance over the delay has mounted since Tracey Crouch resigned from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports (DCMS) in the immediate aftermath of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s controversial budget announcement. Whilst Theresa May places her …

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Tory Brexit standoff sees bookmakers revise all UK political markets

With the Conservative government split on how to negotiate the UK’s European Union withdrawal, bookmakers have been forced to revise all political betting markets. Hard Brexit Tory party figureheads are pressuring PM Theresa May to abandon her much-maligned ‘Chequers Common Rulebook Proposal’, as the party prepares for its Annual Conservative Conference on 30 September (ICC Birmingham). Furthermore, this week former …

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Curtains for Corbyn? Paddy Power cuts odds on Jezza’s 2018 resignation

It appears that the Labour Party cannot escape charges of antisemitism, as this week Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu released pictures of party leader Jeremy Corbyn ‘supposedly’ attending a wreath-laying ceremony for the 1972 Munich Olympic Games terrorists in 2014. The Labour Party has defended Corbyn’s position, stating that its leader was ‘visiting a Tunisian cemetery to honour innocent victims …

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Paddy Power prices down ‘Referendum Part Deux’!

The UK government’s struggle to finalise terms on a 2019 Brexit arrangement, has seen Paddy Power Politics price down its odds on a ‘Second UK-EU Referendum’. Updating its UK political markets, Paddy Power now rates the chances of a second referendum before April 1st 2019 at 9/4 slashing down its previous odds from 3/1. This week the EU’s Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier …

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Cheq-No-Mates! Paddy Power suspends market on May’s summer resignation

Paddy Power Politics has moved to suspend its betting market on ‘PM Theresa May resigning this quarter’ (July-September 2018). The UK PM has failed to heal divisions within the Conservative government, as her ‘Chequers Brexit White Paper’ was demolished by hard-line Brexiteers who deemed the proposed arrangements as being governed by EU/EC laws, ‘leaving the UK Vassal state’. Seeking to …

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Theresa It’s only Monday… Bookmakers react to frantic Tory cabinet chaos

Revolt, within the Conservative Party may tip Britain towards a snap General Election being called for in 2018, as Brexit chaos governs all UK politics. Bookmakers have adjusted their political betting markets, following the events of a ‘manic Monday’ which saw LEAVE stalwarts David Davis, Secretary for Exiting the EU and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resign as senior cabinet ministers. …

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