Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tony sticks his money on Cameron to win !

Hidden camera footage: Blair takes a punt on the election, but which way?

'I always back the winner, you know': Ex-PM pops in to Ladbrokes to place his bet. Since the recent headlines comparing Nick Clegg to Winston Churchill, the chances of a hung parliament have risen considerably according to the polls, and the outcome is more uncertain than ever. One man who clearly hasn't lost his conviction is Tony Blair. A passer-by managed to film him placing a cool £100 - on a Cameron victory.

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14 thoughts on “Tony sticks his money on Cameron to win !

  • righttoleech says:

    For a man with Blair’s wealth a £100 bet would be a complete waste of time, and the story has even less credence for suggesting that he would ‘pop’ into the local Ladbroke’s to place it. Garbage.

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  • if this is remotely true. he must really, really hate Gordon.

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  • cynicalsoothsayer says:

    Trust someone to take an obvious spoof seriously…

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  • Who the hell compared Clegg to Churchill?

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  • mr g said…Who the hell compared Clegg to Churchill? – yes how insulting for him to be compared with that irratating insurance dog thats rarely off the TV ads

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  • greenshootsandleaves says:

    I’ve placed a bet on ‘the sun’ advising its (mainly working class) readers to vote Tory. It’s looking good at the moment.

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  • Looks like Peter Beardsley betting on Cameroon to win the world cup to me…

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  • A nodding dog that says nothing but “Oh Yes!”, a good description of Clegg and the Liberals.

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  • tenyearstogetmymoneyback says:

    If you think back to 1997 Tony Blair sold his Islington Mansion for £615K when he moved into
    Downing Street. My theory is that G Brown then created rampant House Price Inflation (by 2007 it was worth
    almost three times that) in order to wind him up.

    Figures from http://property.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/property/investment/article1741849.ece

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  • greenshootsandleaves says:

    mr g @ 7
    David Cameron obviously takes the threat from Young Nick more seriously than you do, hence his warning that ‘voting Lib Dem may not produce a Conservative Government’ (or words to that effect).

    Someone on HPC suggested recently that voting for Clegg’s party was the best way to help bring about the introduction of proportional representation, i.e. a bigger say for the smaller parties generally. Makes a lot of sense. That would certainly stir things up! Do you get the feeling that Dress-Down Dave wants change but not that much change?

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  • Please stop wasting my time. This is not tony blair.

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  • greenshootsandleaves

    ”Someone on HPC suggested recently that voting for Clegg’s party was the best way to help bring about the introduction of proportional representation, i.e. a bigger say for the smaller parties generally.”

    That was me I think.

    Yes time for a bit of a change me thinks and at least if they (Lib Dems) did get in properly (no hung parliament) if hey were no good either then in 5 years time when it’s time to vote again then at least your vote would fully count for whoever you thought would do a better job and they would get that level of representation in parliamnet.

    Currently for example if 15% of the population vote Green the Green Party may well end up not getting a single seat in Parliament to have any say or influennce when at the same time the party in power and full control only has has perhaps 40-45% of the vote.
    Or in other words more than half the country voting against them.

    Simply doesn’t seem right to me.

    And this same system is creating the arguement that even if you want Brown out and Clegg in, voting for Clegg may keep Brown in by takling a vote away from the Conservatives who you may not want in either.

    What a f**ked up system.

    Change is needed and if Proportional Representation is all we end up with then that’s got to be a good thing me thinks.

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  • @STR2007

    Could it be that the Liberals espouse PR as a way of gaining power when they have been out of office for 80 plus years because their policies have been a turn off for the voters?

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  • greenshootsandleaves says:

    mr g @12

    It all depends, of course, on how many people disagree with their policies (or agree with them but don’t think that the party will get into power and therefore decide to vote for one of the ‘main’ parties). 48% 42% 10% is one thing 34% 33% 33% another altogether.

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