Month: February 2019

  • Five potential Republican primary challengers to Donald Trump

    Five potential Republican primary challengers to Donald Trump

    As if 2019 didn’t present enough problems for Donald Trump, there are indications that he is losing Republican support. Previously compliant Senators now oppose him on a range of issues – tariffs, troop withdrawals, the shutdown. Further opposition looms if he persists with plans to call a state of emergency over funding for his wall. […]

  • 2020 US Election: Amy Klobuchar would be Trump’s nightmare opponent

    2020 US Election: Amy Klobuchar would be Trump’s nightmare opponent

    All elections are, apparently, now fought on social media. After 2016, it would be presumptive for political pundits to confidently predict who will fare best in that anarchic environment. I shall, therefore, just leave last night’s exchange between two 2020 candidates here for you to decide. Well, it happened again. Amy Klobuchar announced that she […]

  • Brexit Update: Labour’s clearer plan could prove significant

    Brexit Update: Labour’s clearer plan could prove significant

    This piece was originally published on February 8th, 2019 for betting.betfair.com After months of uncertainty and speculation regarding several different outcomes to Brexit, we can all but rule one out. There will be no second referendum in 2020. As Donald Tusk said before his now infamous criticism of Brexiters without a plan, there is no […]

  • Who Would Win a Snap General Election?

    Who Would Win a Snap General Election?

    Literally nobody knows where politics is heading. One way or another, voters may well be called to the polls at some point in 2019. With the odds at political betting sites about a second referendum drifting, a general election seems likelier. Labour want one, are committed to pursuing it and have been on an election footing since […]

  • Next Speaker Betting: Who will succeed Bercow?

    Next Speaker Betting: Who will succeed Bercow?

    Since John Bercow became Speaker of the House of Commons, the Conservative MP for Buckingham has brought no shortage of colour and controversy to the role. Like him or not, he has certainly made parliamentary proceedings more entertaining. On June 22nd, he will celebrate ten years in the job and many believe he will step […]