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The Wikir Man
13th May 2010, 20:59
Bookies have already published the odds on who they think will be the first cabinet minister to resign. Since the CUK massive is always accurate in their predictions, who do you think will go first?

Poll to follow.

Zippy
13th May 2010, 21:01
Bookies have already published the odds on who they think will be the first cabinet minister to resign. Since the CUK massive is always accurate in their predictions, who do you think will go first?

Poll to follow.

Well as long as MF isn't running the book, I'll have a fiver on Vince Cable.

The Wikir Man
13th May 2010, 21:03
Here's the odds that I've seen published:



Vincent Cable 25% £10 wins £40
Nick Clegg 20% £10 wins £50
Chris Huhne 17% £10 wins £58
Lord Strathclyde 11% £10 wins £90
Liam Fox 10% £10 wins £100
Kenneth Clarke 8% £10 wins £125
Iain Duncan Smith 7% £10 wins £142
David Laws 6% £10 wins £166


Source: smarkets (http://smarkets.com/politics/uk/next-government/first-cabinet-minister-to-leave)

The Wikir Man
13th May 2010, 21:04
I've already stuck a tenner on Vince to go first - he's running a ministry that he has campaigned to scrap, and is stuck with the job of explaining maths to George Osborne.

Can't be much fun.

Clippy
13th May 2010, 21:22
I've already stuck a tenner on Vince to go first - he's running a ministry that he has campaigned to scrap, and is stuck with the job of explaining maths to George Osborne.

Can't be much fun.

Absolute travisty that Cable isn't Chancellor.

The Wikir Man
13th May 2010, 21:27
Absolute travisty that Cable isn't Chancellor.

Lord Ashcroft put a block on it, as Cable has some very interesting views on what needs to be done.

Cable didn't even get banking reform, because the banks were too scared of him having some power over them.

Clippy
13th May 2010, 21:29
Lord Ashcroft put a block on it, as Cable has some very interesting views on what needs to be done.

Cable didn't even get banking reform, because the banks were too scared of him having some power over them.

Interesting. TBH, Clegg should have held out for Vince to be Chancellor.

Do you have a linky?

Not that I don't believe you but have tuned out of politics since the second leaders debate.

The Wikir Man
13th May 2010, 21:37
Interesting. TBH, Clegg should have held out for Vince to be Chancellor.

Do you have a linky?

Not that I don't believe you but have tuned out of politics since the second leaders debate.

Vince on the future of the DTI: (http://libdemsinbusiness.org.uk/speeches/000023/britains_economy_today.html)


Our proposal to abolish the DTI is not just about saving money but because we understand the frustration business has with a meddling, centralising, over regulating government. Its abolition is the largest act of deregulation.

Banking reform needs the full support of government | guardian.co.uk (http://www.guardian.co.uk/global/dan-roberts-on-business-blog/2010/may/12/vincentcable-general-election-2010)

Looks like Cable is due to get banking reform...

First coalition cracks emerge as Cable takes back seat to Osborne on banks (http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/may/12/osborne-cable-bank-reforms)

Oops, no he's not.

Is Vince Happy? (http://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2010/05/13/is-vince-happy-you-get-your-life-hes-not/)

Can't find the one I read about Ashcroft at the moment - will look tomorrow at some stage, if I remember.

Clippy
13th May 2010, 21:47
Vince on the future of the DTI: (http://libdemsinbusiness.org.uk/speeches/000023/britains_economy_today.html)



Banking reform needs the full support of government | guardian.co.uk (http://www.guardian.co.uk/global/dan-roberts-on-business-blog/2010/may/12/vincentcable-general-election-2010)

Looks like Cable is due to get banking reform...

First coalition cracks emerge as Cable takes back seat to Osborne on banks (http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/may/12/osborne-cable-bank-reforms)

Oops, no he's not.

Is Vince Happy? (http://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2010/05/13/is-vince-happy-you-get-your-life-hes-not/)

Can't find the one I read about Ashcroft at the moment - will look tomorrow at some stage, if I remember.

Ta, will take a look-see.

Boudica
13th May 2010, 21:50
Isn't Liam Fox married to Billie chris evans Piper?

Zippy
13th May 2010, 22:06
Isn't Liam Fox married to Billie chris evans Piper?

No she married that priest turned copper off of Lewis.

thunderlizard
13th May 2010, 23:37
George Osborne will go when he's had a proper look at the books. Not even the Irish aristocracy are used to losing money that fast.

cojak
14th May 2010, 06:39
It looks worth putting a punt on Liam Fox, he's the most right-wing of the Conservatives.

Lockhouse
14th May 2010, 06:43
Chris Huhne - Nuclear Power stations will frighten away all the beardies.

Churchill
14th May 2010, 06:55
No she married that priest turned copper off of Lewis.

What the f**K does that mean? :spank:

threaded
14th May 2010, 07:04
George Osborne will go when he's had a proper look at the books. Not even the Irish aristocracy are used to losing money that fast.

:rollin:

I'm going to steal that to use elsewhere. ;)