Tag Archives: Boris Johnson

David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Changes loom on the horizon

As I write this, we are just two weeks into the new year – or indeed the new decade, as some would have us believe. Either way, what a start it’s been for the UK gambling industry! We ended 2019 with confirmation that the newly elected Conservative Party government intends to act speedily to fulfil its General Election manifesto promise …

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Boris stabilises DCMS by maintaining Nicky Morgan as leader

Reshuffling his senior cabinet, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has surprised political observers by maintaining Nicky Morgan as the Secretary of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports (DCMS), despite Morgan having officially stood down as an MP. The merry-go-round of DCMS leadership appointments seemed certain to continue, as Morgan confirmed that she would not contest her Loughborough seat at …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – The future is within the industry’s power!

For the first time that I can recall, all four major UK political parties have featured gambling reform within their respective General Election manifestos. As a result, it’s clear that, regardless of the outcome of Thursday’s voting, the industry’s regulatory landscape will experience some fundamental change in the not too distant future. Online is the clearly declared focus but the …

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Bookies Corner – Final Take on UK 2019

Just one day of campaign shenanigans remains as the UK electorate heads for General Election 2019 polls on Thursday 12 December. How confident are bookmakers of their market readings, as polls and punters anticipate a Conservative majority outcome, or will  Britain be hung out to dry on its Brexit election… SBC gets the bookies lowdown.!  _______________ SBC: Entering the final …

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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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