Tag Archives: Michael Gove

BGC urges government to allow betting shops to reopen in Tier 3

Casinos and betting shops across England have offered to voluntarily introduce tighter coronavirus restrictions in order to be allowed to reopen in Tier Three areas once the current lockdown ends. Michael Dugher, CEO of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), made a ‘direct plea’ to Cabinet ministers Michael Gove and Matt Hancock, stating that venues ‘will go even further’ to …

Read More »

Racing dealt ‘a serious blow’ as new restrictions delay fans’ return

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has stated that the new measures to postpone the return of crowds for the foreseeable future is a ‘serious blow’ to the industry and ‘threatens the survival of sports organisations and the many livelihoods they support’. Yesterday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined a series of new restrictions following a surge of coronavirus cases across the …

Read More »

Gove dispels hopes of spectators returning to stadiums by October

The government has put plans to reintroduce crowds to live sporting events ‘on pause’ following a recent surge in coronavirus cases across the UK. Speaking on BBC Breakfast this morning, Michael Gove – Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet – confirmed that fans would not be returning to stadiums and outdoor venues from 1 October. …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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. …

Read More »

Paddy Power – Philip Hammond’s ‘bantz budget’ sees Chancellor odds-on to be cut in 2018

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond was full of banter and punch-lines as he delivered Wednesday’s Autumn Budget, but Paddy Power Politics details that it could be ‘Spreadsheet Phil that becomes a laughing stock in the aftermath of his speech’. The early Budget criticism is already enough for Paddy Power to make it odds-on for the Tory government to replace Hammond …

Read More »

Paddy Power shortens odds on 2018 UK General Election as PM May faces party revolt

The pressure is mounting on embattled UK Prime Minister Theresa May, as Brexit negotiations head towards collapse, and rumours surface of a potential Conservative Party revolt against her leadership. Last week, the European Union’s Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier gave the UK government a two-week deadline in which to ‘clarify its stance on financial obligations and EU citizens’ rights’. Barnier warned the …

Read More »

William Hill – Cameron resignation sees Boris Johnson ‘even-money’ favourite for Tory Leadership

Following this morning’s official resignation by Prime Minister David Cameron,  William Hill has installed Boris Johnson as even-money favourite to become the next elected Conservative leader following David Cameron’s resignation. William Hill’s have cut Johnson’s odds from 11/4, and make Theresa May 7/2 second favourite, with Michael Gove 9/2, Andrea Leadson 12/1, Priti Patel and Stephen Crabb both 16/1; George …

Read More »

William Hill prices Cameron at 5/2 for ‘June Step Down’

As David Cameron faces the most significant week of his leadership term, with the UK heading for its EU Referendum next Thursday (23 June). Bookmaker William Hill has shortened the odds to 5/2 on Cameron standing down as PM before the end of June. Cameron has publically stated that he will remain as UK PM, regardless of Thursday’s Euro Referendum …

Read More »