Tory Leadership Election Odds: Andrea Leadsom the Big Mover

On Friday morning, UK Prime Minister Theresa May finally ended the speculation over when she would step down. In a statement delivered outside Number 10 Downing Street, she confirmed that she would be stepping down on June 7th, finally putting a date to a departure that had become increasingly likely as she struggled to persuade …

Political Betting Odds: Bookies Say No to No Deal Brexit

Almost three years on from the EU Referendum result, the UK seems no closer to leaving the European Union, but while the ongoing turmoil and uncertainty has generally been regarded as a negative, it has been good news for bookmakers offering political markets.  One of the most active has been the market offering punters the …

Irish Football Probes Potential Corruption

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) will be investigating a weekend match between Limerick FC and Cobh Rangers, after suspicious betting patterns were identified.  The 3-2 victory for Limerick, who were the underdogs going into the game, is to be the subject of an enquiry following the news that betting companies reported a much higher volume of …

Tory Leadership Odds: Boris Johnson the Clear Favourite

Another weekend of intrigue in the Conservative party has seen Boris Johnson cement his position as the favourite to take over as party leader and, potentially, Prime Minister.  Having suffered a decline in popularity since the Brexit referendum was held in June 2016; a period in which he endured a brief and widely-criticised tenure as …

Euro Elections: Brexit Party Odds-On For Big Win

Nigel Farage’s newly created Brexit Party is line for a big win in next week’s European elections, according to the bookmakers.  The Brexit Party, which was founded in November last year, at the time that UK Primer Minister Theresa May brought forward her proposed Brexit deal, is on course to hold the most European Parliament …

President Trump’s Crazy New Odds to Win Again in 2020

There is a new breed of political journalist in the United States. Independent pundits like Michael Tracey, Aaron Maté and Joe Rogan consider themselves brokers in fairness. When President Donald Trump does something beneficial to people, they’re the first to praise. When he does something wrong, they lampoon him. Most of all the “intellectual dark …

Will Odds on a Second Referendum Fall After Labour Statement?

The Brexit drama shows no sign of slowing down does it? With the UK due to leave the European Union on March 29, the next few weeks are going to be even more hectic than ever. With more votes in Parliament this week (but not a ‘meaningful vote’), we’ll either see some progress made or …

Who Will Be the Next Liberal Democrat Leader After Vince Cable?

In fairness to Vince Cable, he’s probably the only Liberal Democrat MP with any kind of profile.   It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Nick Clegg took the party into a coalition government with David Cameron’s Conservatives. It was the dawning of a new era where three-party politics would be more representative of the nation.  The end …

Bovada’s Weirdly Contradictory Odds for the 2020 Presidential Election

President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection bid began in earnest with a rally in El Paso, Texas earlier this month. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker and several other Democrats have thrown their hats into the ring. Former Vice President Joe Biden has all but announced his intentions to run. Howard Schultz is considering …

Order! Order! Who Will Be the Next Speaker of the House of Commons?

Given he is a Conservative MP, Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has very few friends on the government benches. Perhaps it was his flirtation with the Labour Party which sealed his elevation to his current lofty perch in 2009 that irked those of a blue persuasion.  Few on the Tory benches will …