Tag Archives: Theresa May

Cheq-No-Mates! Paddy Power suspends market on May’s summer resignation

Paddy Power Politics has moved to suspend its betting market on ‘PM Theresa May resigning this quarter’ (July-September 2018). The UK PM has failed to heal divisions within the Conservative government, as her ‘Chequers Brexit White Paper’ was demolished by hard-line Brexiteers who deemed the proposed arrangements as being governed by EU/EC laws, ‘leaving the UK Vassal state’. Seeking to …

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Theresa It’s only Monday… Bookmakers react to frantic Tory cabinet chaos

Revolt, within the Conservative Party may tip Britain towards a snap General Election being called for in 2018, as Brexit chaos governs all UK politics. Bookmakers have adjusted their political betting markets, following the events of a ‘manic Monday’ which saw LEAVE stalwarts David Davis, Secretary for Exiting the EU and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resign as senior cabinet ministers. …

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Bookies Corner – Local Elections 2018 – Labour tipped to capitalise on Tory turbulence

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It’s difficult to remember a time when political turmoil was so commonplace. Neither party is exactly blossoming in the opinion polls, but it’s Labour that will be feeling most confident heading into Thursday’s local council elections, with many analysts suggesting the Tory Party could suffer its worst ever result in London. SBC News caught up with three political betting experts to …

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Independent bookies appeal to Theresa May over FOBTs

Independent bookmakers in the United Kingdom have made a written appeal to Prime Minister Theresa May, imploring the disregarding of a proposed £2 Fixed Odds Betting Terminal (FOBT) maximum stake. Ahead of government judgement on proposed wagering reduction, various representatives issued a reminder and agreement with May when she stated “From dynamic start-ups to established family firms, our small and …

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Paddy Power – Brexit Chaos could see May out in the cold this March

Prime Minister Theresa May, faces threats from all sides, as she tries to negotiate the UK’s breakaway from the European Union. This week’s release of the first draft of the EU’s Brexit agreement with the UK was supposed to mark a breakthrough for PM May’s negotiating team. Instead it appears that May is on a collision course with Brussels, as …

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Out by April… Betfair makes drastic cut to Theresa’s resignation odds

Betfair Politics has drastically reduced the odds on PM Theresa May departing 10 Downing Street in 2018, as Conservative Party rifts continue to rock the government’s Brexit negotiations strategy. The Times has reported that high-ranking Tory donors have demanded that May resign, due to her ‘tortoise approach to delivering Brexit’. PM May is currently visiting China, seeking to discuss future trade …

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BHA “delighted” with the appointment of Matt Hancock

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has reacted positively to the appointment of Matt Hancock as Culture Secretary, in the cabinet reshuffle of Prime Minister Theresa May.   Within the UK Parliament, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are accountable for all gambling matters, including Horseracing. Speaking about the appointment, BHA Chairman Steve Harman stated: “We’re delighted with the appointment …

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Matt Hancock leads DCMS in critical year for UK gambling sector

West Suffolk MP, Matt Hancock has been promoted to Secretary of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) following yesterday’s Conservative government cabinet reshuffle. Hancock (39), has served DCMS as Minister of Digital & Culture since 2016 and will replace Karen Bradley as leader of the department overseeing UK media and culture; standards, promotions, regulatory policies and social practices. In its …

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Paddy Power – Tory Rebels gift May a 2018 leadership headache

Conservative ‘Rebel MPs’ have handed Theresa May a significant defeat in Commons, securing a legal amendment guaranteeing a vote on the final Brexit deal struck with the EU. A beleaguered PM Theresa May, lost the crucial Commons ‘EU Withdrawal Bill’ by just four votes (309 to 305 vote). However, Paddy Power Politics believes that the vote’s consequences may become significant for Theresa …

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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 …

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