Guido’s Bets

Adam Boulton gave a fabulous tip which Guido acted on – back Prescott to be the next Labour leader. “What?” you say. Well remember that Margaret Beckett was the first woman leader of the Labour party, if Blair should resign or have an accident, say fall under a bus driven by a grumpy scot, Prescott would technically become leader of the Labour party. Guido backed Prezza on Betfair (that is a first) from 100/1 down to 75/1.

Also backed John Reid some time ago at 18/1 laid him at 11/1, he is now 14/1.

Think Alan Johnson is a trading bet at 10/1 but would be in and out on sentiment.

Laid David Miliband when he was in the teens, he has come back out to 35/1 mid-price. He won’t stand until after Labour loses the general election. In the event of uncivil war Hilary Benn might be worth a few quid at 50/1…

UPDATE : Ooops, ignore the Prezza tip – it is not so fabulous – Betfair excludes “acting leaders”.

Tip offs: 0709 284 0531

Quote of the Day

Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”


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