Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Bookies back the Greens

A Green Party leaflet dropped through the door this week, informing us that, "The Green Party are the most likely challengers to Labour in Lewisham Deptford . . . according to bookmakers."

There's a delicious irony with the Greens claim backing from those they have spent so much time trying to hound out of the constituency.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't think so, and it's a lot cheaper than commissioning our own MORI poll! We've never said we oppose betting shops per se, or want existing ones closed down, just questioned the wisdom of the 2005 Gambling Act that makes it damn near impossible for Council licensing committees to refuse them, even if there are loads of them in a street already.

Paddy Power for example have just got permission for another betting shop on Deptford High Street, which the market traders and local residents will tell you it needs like a hole in the head.