Smarkets: A50 extension likely as DUP shuts down Boris’ deal

first_img Share Submit GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 BGC: Government must ‘act fast’ and extend furlough scheme August 11, 2020 Related Articles With only two weeks to go until the UK is due to leave the European Union, the UK government this afternoon presented its withdrawal terms, yet bookmakers are sceptical of a ‘Halloween departure’ on 31 October as markets trade at 78% for an Article 50 extension. Online betting exchange Smarkets has reported a spike in trading this morning following the news that Boris Johnson had managed to secure a new deal with the EU, with markets on the UK leaving the EU on October 31 jumping from 18% to 45%. However, confidence took a knock following the announcement that Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) would not support the deal, stating that PM Johnson’s ‘deal weakens the union’. Furthermore, Johnson’s deal faces opening potential rifts between ‘Tory Brexit Spartans’ in the ERG, who state that they will not support a ‘dressed up Theresa May deal’. Sarbjit Bakhshi, Head of Political Markets, explained: “The reported news that the EU has agreed a new Withdrawal Agreement means that there has been increased trading this morning on our markets. However, the increased expectation that the UK will leave the EU with a deal may not survive contact with the DUP.“Without DUP support, Johnson may be relying on Labour to get this deal through, coupled with a promise of a second confirmatory referendum. Abandoning the DUP for Labour support is a gutsy move, and time will tell if this pays off.”Punters have had some faith in the UK leaving the European Union with a new deal, which has been traded at 18% this morning, while 4% are expecting the UK to crash out without an agreement.Ladbrokes has priced another referendum taking place before the end of 2020 as 6/4 following Jeremy Corbyn’s statement this morning, while a UK general election comes in at 4/5. StumbleUpon FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

MAJELLA SET TO RELEASE ‘SEARINGLY MOVING’ BIOGRAPHY

first_imgMajella O’Donnell is set to give a ‘searingly moving’ account of her life so far in a tell-all new book, her publishers have announced.She will tell of the break-up of her first marriage, her fights with depression and later cancer and her life now with singer and husband Daniel.It’s All in the Head: My Story, charts her life story. The book will be released on October 9 by UK publishers Simon & Schuster just two weeks after her sister in law Margo O’Donnell launches her biography.Majella covers her decision to have her head shaved for cancer charities on the Late Late Show.“It was a public declaration from a private woman, a statement of enormous courage in her fight against breast cancer,” according to her publishers.Majella’s publishers promise readers a compelling story about “a woman who has learned about life the hard way, but who, with the love and support of her family, husband Daniel, and the public by her side has come through with a force of character and a deep-seated determination that will inspire us all”. Yesterday Daniel and Majella jointly undertook the Ice Bucket Challenge at The Irish Fiddler pub in Tenerife, making donations to both motor neurone and cancer services in Ireland. Daniel nominated Irish singer Dominic Kirwan, while Majella nominated Noeleen Murphy of the Irish Fiddler pub. MAJELLA SET TO RELEASE ‘SEARINGLY MOVING’ BIOGRAPHY was last modified: September 13th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:biographyMajella O’Donnelllast_img read more