Saturday, November 27, 2010

'When you make a bet, you're saying something'

(Quote by Al Alvarez)

Just a quick note to say that I have a guest post at Political Betting today, on the subject of how likely Scottish independence is within 10-15 years. Incidentally, although the inspiration for the piece was the absurdly long odds on independence by 2012 that I saw quoted by the bookies a couple of years ago, I couldn’t actually recall what the precise odds were, and was unable to track them down. I’ve since done some more digging and discovered they were in fact an astounding 150/1 with William Hill in May 2008. And this, remember, was during the period that the Scottish Labour Party were saying “bring it on” to an independence referendum!

3 comments:

  1. Rt Hon Cllr Ezio Auditore da Firenze MP MSP, Cabinet Secretary for X FactorNovember 27, 2010 at 8:35 PM

    That thread sums up all that is wrong with PB.

    It's almost willfully small minded.

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  2. Good for you James putting that thread up on PB (husband now calls it Political Bitching :)) I have to say I am not that surprised by the comments from the regulars although some non-Scots non-regulars did really seem interested in what you said. Keep up with the good work.

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  3. Thanks, Marcia. Yes, I think I got a reasonably fair hearing in the circumstances (although that's obviously a relative statement!).

    Congratulations on another well-deserved promotion, Ezio!

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