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In defence of John McDonnell. Don Brind denounces the “interview as humiliation”

In defence of John McDonnell. Don Brind denounces the “interview as humiliation”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpEK73kjiDQ “If only we Germans had a word for it”. The BBC’s comedy news programme The Now Show came up with an imagined quote from Chancellor Angela Merkel reflecting on how her failure to form a new German coalition government was being relished by her detractors. Two alleged car crash interviews by the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell also inspired Schadenfreude and it was probably not confined to Tories. Over the years McDonnell has rubbed up against plenty of his PLP…

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From YouGov: The budget in five charts

From YouGov: The budget in five charts

1/ Extra NHS funding and increases in the National Living Wage were the most well-received ideas of the Budget https://t.co/gLkz3FJTEF pic.twitter.com/YoAeSlNVsa — YouGov (@YouGov) November 24, 2017 2/ The Tories tried to appeal to the under-30s with giveaways on travel and housing… but under-30s much prefer more funding for the NHS https://t.co/gLkz3FJTEF pic.twitter.com/oFkxoTZwvE — YouGov (@YouGov) November 24, 2017 3/ Only around a third of Brits think the Stamp Duty changes will actually make property more affordable https://t.co/gLkz3FJTEF pic.twitter.com/huoKGKNvwS —…

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This betting strategy is guaranteed to return you a profit

This betting strategy is guaranteed to return you a profit

A rare opportunity for an arb. By backing Philip Hammond to deliver the 2018 Autumn budget with Ladbrokes at 5/4 and simultaneously backing Philip Hammond not to deliver the 2018 Autumn budget at 2/1 with Paddy Power with the same stake amount, and you’re guaranteed a profit at these odds. If only betting was always as simple as this. Overnight the first post budget polling was released. More from that YouGov poll pic.twitter.com/An9Xd9F6ij — TSE (@TSEofPB) November 24, 2017 TSE

Stop, Hammond Time

Stop, Hammond Time

TELEGRAPH main story #tomorrowspaperstoday pic.twitter.com/lqkbGX0WUj — Helen Miller (@MsHelicat) November 21, 2017 Which will be in better shape this time tomorrow, Philip Hammond’s Budget or England’s Ashes defence? — James Forsyth (@JGForsyth) November 22, 2017 Is Hammond or McDonnell best for the country? Over two thirds don't know. With #Budget2017 just about to start, it's fair to say neither the Chancellor nor the Shadow Chancellor are winning the battle for public opinion – even among their own voters. pic.twitter.com/6X94JVnHn9 —…

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Today’s budget buzzword bingo

Today’s budget buzzword bingo

Ladbrokes have put up their customary Budget buzzword bingo, I’m avoiding this market as nothing leaps out as value and I really don’t fancy contributing to the Ladbrokes Christmas bonus fund. Ladbrokes also have a market up on the colour of Philip Hammond’s tie, this is another market I’m going to avoid for the same reasons. There is one bet that does intrigue me and I think is worth a few pounds, 16/1 on Ken Clarke to fall asleep during…

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DDavis drops sharply in the next CON leader betting following reports that he might quit

DDavis drops sharply in the next CON leader betting following reports that he might quit

And he’s now being backed for next Cabinet exit A report in the Telegraph about the frustration that BrexSec DDavis is having with his job has prompted big changes in two betting markets – next CON leader and next Cabinet exit. Under the heading “Exclusive: David Davis could quit because ‘he is being frozen out on Brexit strategy’ by civil servants”. the paper’s Christopher Hope reports: “.David Davis could walk out on his job as Britain’s lead negotiator on Brexit…

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