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  • on 21.03.2012
  • at 10:24 AM
  • by KT

George Osborne Evs to say “Tough Choices” during Budget Speech

Chancellor George Osborne is will deliver his budget speech later this morning and Ladbrokes are betting on a range of specials to make the speech rather more exciting!

According to Ladbrokes, Osborne is most likely to deliver his speech wearing a purple tie (2/1), closely followed by a blue number (3/1). A red tie would be controversial decision, hence the 12/1 being offered, whilst the 33/1 outsider in this market is white.

The ‘catchphrase’ is always a popular market and prices range from “deficit” (1/50) right through to “champagne” (33/1). For the racing fans amongst you, Ladbrokes are offering 6/1 for the Chancellor to use the phrase “long run”, and 25/1 for “big bucks” to make an appearance.

Some other interesting ‘runners’ in this market include “tough choices” (Evs), “we’re all in this together” (2/1) and “big society” (4/1). “Libya” and “Earthquake” are both topical 3/1 shots.

Another interesting special which caught the eye includes coalition partner Vince Cable, who is also just 8/1 to be caught yawning during the speech, whilst Osborne is 20/1 to drop the famous red briefcase.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “We’re hoping Osborne reaches for a brightly coloured tie on Wednesday morning otherwise we’ll have budget problems of our own. We also think that some reference may be made to foreign affairs along with the usual talk of austerity measures.”

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Ladbrokes Budget Speech Specials:

Ken Clarke to fall asleep during speech – 3/1
Vince Cable to shake head in disagreement during speech – 5/1

Length of speech
Over 55 mins – 8/11
Under 55 mins – Evs

Colour of Chancellor’s Tie
Purple – 2/1
Blue – 3/1
Green – 7/1
Pink – 10/1
Grey – 12/1
Red – 12/1
Yellow – 16/1
Orange – 25/1
Brown – 25/1
Black – 25/1
White – 33/1

What Will He Say?
Deficit – 1/50
Budget For Growth – 1/5
Economic Stability – 1/5
Frontline Services – 1/2
Tough Choices – Evs
Hard Working Families – 6/4
Climate Change – 2/1
Sound Public Finances – 2/1
Double Dip – 2/1
We’re All In This Together – 2/1
Red Tape – 2/1
Tuition Fees – 5/2
Meltdown – 5/2
Earthquake – 3/1
Libya – 3/1
Humility – 3/1
Rescue Mission – 4/1
Big Society – 4/1
Labour’s Mess – 5/1
Plan B – 6/1
Long Run – 6/1
Socialism – 6/1
Big Bucks – 25/1
Champagne – 33/1

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