The Daily will always rely on PoliticalBetting.com for information on actual tips, we’re only good at the football and tennis sort of gambling. However, news reaches us from our Northern Correspondent that he has spent the last week investing his ISA on Jon Cruddas being the next deputy leader of the Labour Party.
When he first contacted the bookmaker in question, he was left on hold for over 5 minutes before a quizical sounding young man came back on the line to offer him odds of 100/1. He phoned back yesterday evening to stick some more on after seeing more and more coverage of a possible Cruddas bid. When this correspondent called William Hill this morning to stick The Daily’s weekly beer kitty on the Dagenham MP, the odds were down to 50/1. They have now put the odds online – the first to do so from what we can see.
The Daily doesn’t do political betting tips but if it did, it would look a lot like 50/1 on Jon Cruddas.