Tag Archives: Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)

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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Anti-gambling MP criticised for William Hill football tickets

North Antrim Member of Parliament for the Democratic Unionist Party Ian Paisley has come under fire after he reportedly accepted a gift from William Hill, despite his previous criticism of the industry. The Parliamentarian had received two Premier League football tickets from the bookmaker in March this year, but had been noted in the Commons’ Register of Members Interests, valued …

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Winning Post – UK: In Parliament – Hurt So Good

As the late Madam Cyn might have attested, some MPs seem to gain odd pleasure from the sensation of pain. Indeed, the lexicon of British politics is littered with masochistic references – where else might it be acceptable to be ‘whipped’ on a regular basis, for Parliament to be ‘hung’ or to risk an encounter with the ‘Black Rod’? So …

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