Tag Archives: Boris Johnson

SNP pushes for gambling modifications as part of wider digital rethink

Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon has called for a radical rethink on British society’s digital engagements and identity, which would impact the governance of UK gambling. Presenting SNP’s ‘Stronger for Scotland’ 2019 General Election manifesto, Sturgeon underlined that SNP would continue to push for the UK government to treat problem gambling as a public health matter. Despite supporting a …

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Gambling Act to face scrutiny regardless of election outcome

The 2005 Gambling Act will come under scrutiny from three of the major UK political parties, after the Conservatives, Labour Party and Liberal Democrats have all outlined changes to the legislation in their manifestos ahead of the upcoming General Election.  Speaking in Telford yesterday, Boris Johnson described the current Gambling act as “analogue” in a “digital age”, while also emphasising …

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Conservative manifesto brands Gambling Act as analogue

Mirroring Labour and Lib-Dem pledges, the Conservative Party states that it will sanction a review of the Gambling Act after publishing its ‘Get Brexit Done – Unleash Britain’s Potential’ General Election 2019 manifesto. Speaking in Telford (Shropshire) this Sunday, PM Boris Johnson presented the 60-page document outlining how the Conservative government would ‘forge a new Britain’ outside of EU restraints. …

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Winning Post – UK Politics Wheel of Fortune spins again…

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners kick starts the week by assessing the potential impacts of the UK General Election (12 December) on betting incumbents and stakeholders. UK: First thoughts on UK’s Snap General Election  Rules, it seems, are there to be broken. Despite the passing of the Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011 (which sought to establish General Elections on a …

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Corbyn’s turn sees bookmakers point towards a ‘Snap Christmas’

Bookmaker trading teams have rushed to revise their UK political betting markets, as media reports that opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn will change the Labour Party’s stance on a December General Election (yet to be confirmed). With EU leaders agreeing to extend Article 50 negotiation terms until 31 January 2020, and with Conservative Party opposition withdrawing ‘No Deal Brexit’ from negotiations, it …

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UK not leaving EU on October 31 trading on exchanges at 97%

Punters have shown little faith in PM Boris Johnson passing his Brexit deal in Parliament before the 31st October, with the possibility of a deal being reached currently trading at 3% on the Smarkets betting exchange.  Johnson continues to face an uphill battle in Westminster, having lost a succession of important votes since taking up the role of Prime Minister.  …

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Brexit’s ‘Super Saturday’ going down to the wire

A frantic 24 hours has seen all UK betting operators revise their political betting markets, with Brexit entering its do-or-die moment, as Parliament is summoned to a Saturday sitting, voting on PM Boris Johnson’s exit deal. On first delivery, the chances of Commons approving Johnson’s deal were met with scepticism, as yesterday betting exchange Smarkets reported that an extension of …

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Smarkets: A50 extension likely as DUP shuts down Boris’ deal

With only two weeks to go until the UK is due to leave the European Union, the UK government this afternoon presented its withdrawal terms, yet bookmakers are sceptical of a ‘Halloween departure’ on 31 October as markets trade at 78% for an Article 50 extension.  Online betting exchange Smarkets has reported a spike in trading this morning following the …

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Johnson odds-on to become shortest-serving Prime Minister

Following on from the Government’s defeat in the Supreme Court yesterday afternoon, Paddy Power has tipped Boris Johnson to become the shortest-serving Prime Minister in UK history. The bookmaker has slashed the odds on Johnson resigning his position as PM after the Supreme Court ruled his decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful, with odds now listed as 2/1 that he …

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Government reshuffle sees Helen Whately appointed UK Gambling Minister

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports (DCMS) has confirmed the appointment of Helen Whately MP for Faversham and Mid Kent as its minister overseeing UK gambling. The Conservative government undertakes a reshuffle of departments and personnel, following the expulsion of twenty-one of its MPs and further senior cabinet resignations, having opposed the party’s stance over PM Boris Johnson‘s Brexit …

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