For anyone who thinks Trump won’t ultimately secure the nomination, you might want to check with the bookies, because Paddy Power has gone ahead and paid out on Trump winning the GOP nomination.
“Since 1988, the candidate to clean up on Super Tuesday has always gone onto win their party’s nomination,” Ireland’s largest bookmaker said in e-mailed statement on Wednesday. As Bloomberg notes, “gambling companies pay out early when they regard the result as a foregone conclusion, in part because it draws publicity and in part because gamblers often recycle winnings into other wagers.”
And the next wager is on Trump taking the oath of office. It’s looking more and more likely that that bet will pay off early too.
Conventional wisdom is that Hillary will make mincemeat of Donald, and she’ll be a shoo-in for the presidency. But I think it’ll be the other way round.
It’ll be like Chrissie’s Last Swim in Jaws 1:
…with Donald as the Great White Shark.
And in the UK a surprising number of Tory grandees are lining up behind Brexit:
Now Lamont backs Brexit: After Michael Howard, a second Dave mentor turns against the PM on Europe
Lord Lamont said Britain must leave EU to regain ‘control of our borders’
David Cameron has now lost the support of both his early political mentors
Lord Howard backed Brexit, said Downing Street’s renegotiation had failed
Immigration from within EU added 170,000 to population last year, figures showed
And maybe it’s just me misreading it, but the Remain group doesn’t seem to have the equivalent sort of power behind it. Where’s Michael Heseltine?
And what does it mean when the leader of the Labour party doesn’t seem to be in the least bit interested in the referendum?
Jeremy Corbyn should be campaigning for Brexit – but he just doesn’t care
I still think that Remain will win, even if the ballot boxes have to be stuffed to do it.