Latest Odds on Who Will Be the Next Speaker in the House of Commons

It’s a tradition (and there are a lot of those in Parliament) that the new Speaker of the House of Commons is dragged to their chair. It seems that the current Speaker, John Bercow MP, might have to be dragged away from it. Bercow is a controversial and not that well-liked Speaker. There have been …

Check out the Odds on When Theresa May Will Leave Office?

The UK political scene remains one of total confusion at present as Brexiit continues to dominate everything. It’s not just a case of the UK leaving the EU but it seems that the whole political landscape could change. Are Theresa May’s days as Prime Minister numbered? A Resignation After Brexit? Theresa May has already declared …

Political Betting: US 2020 Presidential Odds – Trump Tax Cuts Cause Anger

American taxpayers are up in arms after receiving severely lower tax refunds than in previous years. The lower refunds are a knock-on effect of Trump’s 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act which promised lower taxes for the working class in 2018. However, as a result of less contributions paid during 2018, citizens are now seeing …

Political Betting: U.S. Election 2020 Odds – Trump Remains Arrogant while Kamala Harris Surges in Popularity

The list of Democratic candidates announcing their challenge to Trump for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election continues to grow, with the most recent addition being former Mayor of Newark Cory Booker. In typical Trump fashion, the President responded to the announcement by saying Booker has “no chance” of taking the Oval office next year. However, …

2020 Presidential Election Odds: How Has the Government Shutdown Changed Things?

Last Friday, embattled U.S. President Donald Trump finally gave in to opposition power and called an end to the government shutdown without securing funding for the Mexican border wall. The president has argued that he ended the shutdown to explore different avenues of securing the $5 billion needed to build the border wall. However, it …

Has Donald Trump Cashed His Cheque? Betting on Impeachment and 2020 Re-election

A Presidency that began on shaky ground has become increasingly turbulent to the point of crashing completely. Will Atkinson looks at betting markets to see how likely it is that Trump will remain in power and whether he is planing towards impeachment. The first two years of the Trump presidency have been some of the …

2020 Presidential Election Odds: Trump Loses Ground on Votes to End Govt Shutdown

Yesterday saw two votes inacted from the Democrats and President Trump to attempt to end the U.S. government shutdown. The Democrats voted to end the government shutdown with no funding for the Mexican border wall, while Trump put forward his plan to fund the wall. The Democrats position received 52 positive votes against only 44 …

The Crazy Side of Brexit Betting Odds

There are many different aspects to the Brexit situation which dominates British politics at the moment. Trust Paddy Power to have their eye on the ball and offer a multitude of odds on subjects you never thought were linked with the dreaded B word. Of course, we’ve all heard about the backstop, not that we …

2020 Presidential Odds: Kamala Harris Overtakes Beto O’Rourke, Trump Still Tops

Following yesterdays official announcement declaring her candidacy for the 2020 U.S. presidential nomination, Kamala Harris has overtaken fellow democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke on several betting markets. Harris has long been a popular bet for the presidential race but her intention to run was not clarified until now. Often receiving odds close to that of O’Rourke …

UK Politics: An Election more Likely than a Referendum as Brexit Delay ‘Inevitable’

Speaking on the Andrew Marr show this past Sunday morning, Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer told members of the UK parliament that an extension of Brexit’s Article 50 “may well be inevitable now“. There are no customs arrangements in place and no legislation on tariffs. There are no IT systems in place either. It …