Tag: Keir Starmer

  • Will the Dominic Cummings scandal ruin Boris Johnson and the Tories?

    Will the Dominic Cummings scandal ruin Boris Johnson and the Tories?

    Even the least political of newspapers can’t get enough of the story and the latest polls are frankly disastrous for the Tories and Boris Johnson.

  • Starmer Thrives at PMQs But Does it Matter?

    Starmer Thrives at PMQs  But Does it Matter?

    “So far as the commentariat were concerned, the new Labour leader made a big impact.”

  • Will Keir Starmer turn Labour’s fortunes around?

    Will Keir Starmer turn Labour’s fortunes around?

    This article first appeared at betting.betfair.com on 4th April 2020 Sir Keir Starmer has been confirmed as the new Labour leader and Angela Rayner will be his deputy. Their victories were resounding. Starmer won in the first round of the party’s AV system with 56.2%. Rayner won 41.7% in the first round and passed the […]

  • Next Labour Leader – Starmer ahead on most measures

    Next Labour Leader – Starmer ahead on most measures

    This article first appeared at betting.betfair.com on 19th January 2020 Keir Starmer has received a further boost to his campaign to be Next Labour Leader with the release of a new Yougov poll of Labour members. When last taken at the end of 2019, he was estimated to be 61-39 ahead of Rebecca Long-Bailey in […]

  • Next Labour Leader – History tells us to beware early signals

    Next Labour Leader – History tells us to beware early signals

    The Labour leadership contest has a clear front-runner. Keir Starmer isn’t the first to trade at odds-on to succeed Jeremy Corbyn – Rebecca Long Bailey did so before Christmas, as did Owen Smith back in 2016. However the former Director of Public Prosecutions is the first to hold this position in the betting based on […]

  • Next Labour Leader – Who will succeed Corbyn?

    Next Labour Leader – Who will succeed Corbyn?

    This article first appeared on December 13th at gambling.com The post-mortem began less than a minute after 10pm last night, when the exit poll accurately predicted Labour’s worst result since 1935. Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed he won’t lead Labour into another election but, frustratingly for the 6/1 bet advised in January on all three party leaders […]

  • Next Labour Leader Betting – Who Will Succeed Corbyn?

    Next Labour Leader Betting – Who Will Succeed Corbyn?

    In March, I recommended a 6/1 bet on all three main party leaders losing their jobs by the end of the year. Two are gone, leaving Jeremy Corbyn as the final leg. Paddy Power now offer 12/5 (best priced with the best political betting sites) about a 2019 exit for the Labour leader. Labour strategists must be very worried. Corbyn is historically […]

  • Will Brexit finish Jeremy Corbyn?

    Will Brexit finish Jeremy Corbyn?

    Brexit may have ripped politics apart but it has yet to remove either of the main party leaders – despite no shortage of opposition. Like Article 50, though, the clock is ticking. Recent speculation has centred on Theresa May, who was matched at just 1.1 to be Next Leader to Leave and is still odds-on […]

  • Brexit Betting: Don’t overstate Labour’s ability or motive to stop Brexit

    Brexit Betting: Don’t overstate Labour’s ability or motive to stop Brexit

    Brexit remains – no pun intended – the most unpredictable political process in living memory. Since I last wrote about it, all the main points have come to fruition. Chequers was exposed as a charade. Theresa May has alienated even more Tories by pursuing a widely unpopular deal. A ‘Peoples Vote’ has gained some momentum, […]