Tag Archives: Theresa May

SBC Bookies Corner: Brexit enters its final straight

Coming up to the final straight of Brexit negotiations, Theresa May has been making a few last-minute attempts to broker a deal between the UK and the European Union. But with only 17 days to go, rumours are continuing to circulate as to whether we will leave on time, or even whether the UK will leave the EU at all. …

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Ladbrokes punters pile in on no deal Brexit after Commons vote

Brexit has dominated headlines for the last two and a half years, with less than 60 days to go until the UK is due to leave Europe. Both the EU and UK remain uncertain as to whether or not a deal, that will be agreed upon by both parties, can be reached by 29 March. In Tuesday’s vote, MPs voted …

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Bookmakers see all drama but no change in Brexit soap opera

As widely anticipated, PM Minister Theresa May lost her Brexit deal, as 432 ministers voted against her terms for exiting the European Union on 29 March 2019. May’s ‘record rejection’, would be countered by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn immediately triggering a ‘vote of no confidence’ in the government, seeking a snap General Election. Such a crushing Commons defeat would normally lead …

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Government commits to opening further clinics to tackle problem gambling

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to address compulsive gambling as part of a £20.5bn NHS shake-up. The proposed treatment centres will provide access to mental health services for the 500,000 adults and young people with gambling problems. There is currently only one clinic that specialises in treatment for compulsive gamblers in the UK, which is insufficient for …

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No-deal Brexit “could have huge ramifications” for racing

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A no-deal Brexit “could have huge ramifications for Irish and UK horse racing,” according to Irishracing.com Editor Vincent Finegan. Speaking to AffiliateINSIDER yesterday, Finegan stressed that the “movement of horses from one country to the other will virtually stop” in the event of no deal.   “The success of major racing festivals such as Cheltenham, Royal Ascot and the Aintree …

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Bookmakers back Theresa on Tory confidence showdown

Political punters were kept busy all night, as rumours circulated Whitehall that embattled Prime Minister Theresa May would be forced into a vote-of-confidence by Tory party rebels. Early this morning, Sir Graham Brady of the Conservative 1922 Committee confirmed that he had received the 48 declarations needed to trigger a cabinet vote on PM May’s leadership, which will take place …

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Bookmakers suspend ‘no confidence vote’ on May’s party leadership

The majority of UK bookmakers have today suspended markets on a ‘vote of no confidence’ taking place on Theresa May’s party leadership. Following a frantic 24-hours of trading, triggered by the abrupt departure of Dominic Raab as lead Brexit negotiator – who stated that he could not support May’s draft EU-withdrawal agreement, bookmakers’ have suspended a no-confidence motion. This morning, …

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Raab’s rude departure sees odds tumble on a May 2018 exit

A morning of Whitehall chaos, following the resignation of Dominic Raab as Brexit Secretary, sees all bookmakers revise their UK political markets. Raab becomes the second chief Brexit negotiator to resign this year, disagreeing with PM Theresa May on the UK’s draft withdrawal terms from the European Union which were presented to the Cabinet on Wednesday. Resigning from May’s office, …

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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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Sports Minister Tracey Crouch says bye to DCMS over FOBTs delay

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UK Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has resigned from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports (DCMS), in relation to the government’s delay in implementing its £2 FOBTs stake reduction. Crouch had served as Sports Minister since 2015, leading the government’s relations with the UK betting and gambling sectors. Monday’s 2018 Budget announcement saw the Treasury confirm that it would implement …

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