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Raab’s rude departure sees odds tumble on a May 2018 exit

first_imgShare A morning of Whitehall chaos, following the resignation of Dominic Raab as Brexit Secretary, sees all bookmakers revise their UK political markets.Raab becomes the second chief Brexit negotiator to resign this year, disagreeing with PM Theresa May on the UK’s draft withdrawal terms from the European Union which were presented to the Cabinet on Wednesday.Resigning from May’s office, Raab states that the PM’s arrangements ‘present a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom’.“Above all, I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election. This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust”.Furthermore, speculation now mounts that a so-called ‘Tory Brexit Pizza Club‘ will move to oppose all of May’s proposals seeking to dispose of her leadership by the end of the year.An embattled party now oversees its stark options with regards to Brexit – a Snap Election or Referendum Part 2.Updating markets, Betfair Politics, informs that PM May is now priced at 3/1 to resign this year, having yesterday held 24/1 odds to go in 2018.Katie Baylis – BetfairFor now, the betting exchange has placed  UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid as the 6/1 favourite to succeed May as party leader.Katie Baylis, Betfair Spokesperson, said: “The resignation of Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab this morning has sent shockwaves through parliament and is the second resignation and probably not the last after the announcement of the draft agreement yesterday.Those hoping for a ‘People’s Vote’ on the final Brexit Deal may be buoyed to see a move on a Referendum in 2020 from 7/2 to 15/8, but these odds could shorten even more across the day as we see more reaction and opposition to the deal.”Paddy PowerMeanwhile, Paddy Power Politics has priced a new Conservative Party Leadership election to be run 2018 at 10/11 from 2/1.The Irish bookmaker sees Theresa May’s ‘Withdrawal Agreement’ not being to get through the approved by the House of Commons at 11/10 (yesterday – 13/10)Spokesman Paddy Power said: “Theresa May’s Brexit deal has created a Smash n Raab amongst MP’s, and now her future looks even more in the balance than ever.“Judging off the betting, punters believe her time is numbered, and even more of them believe there’ll be another Referendum. “ Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Share ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Submitlast_img read more

Site C protest moving to Victoria

first_img[asset|aid=3127|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=5e3c0e70e9c76c8da2c3b78f3cde868b-Logan 1_1_Pub.mp3] Despite the controversy surrounding the proposed Site C dam project, it is currently in Stage 3 -the environmental review – of a five step evaluation. According to the BC Hydro website, if the project passes the regulatory review phase, the dam should be completed and generating electricity by 2020. [asset|aid=3126|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=5e3c0e70e9c76c8da2c3b78f3cde868b-Donaldson 1_1_Pub.mp3] The event will include several notable speakers such as David Suzuki, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, and Susan Howett from the B.C. branch of the Sierra Club of Canada.Two days before the event, a First Nations leadership summit will be taking place in Fort St. John. Those who are from affected communities will be getting together to draft a joint message to the Premier about their opposition towards the dam project.The Province needs to look into alternatives rather than putting in another dam, says Treaty 8 Tribal Chief Liz Logan.Advertisement The fight against the Site C dam is heading to the Provincial Legislature.The ‘Paddle to the Premier’ will be taking place on Sep.19 with a paddle along the Gorge Waterway from the Selkirk Waterfront to Victoria’s inner harbour.- Advertisement -The Wilderness Committee is working in conjunction with the Peace Valley Environmental Association and Treaty 8 to put on the event.The Paddle to the Premier is going to bring the dam issue to the attention of B.C. MLAs, says Sandra Hoffman, co-ordinator of the Peace Valley Environmental Association.[asset|aid=3125|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=5e3c0e70e9c76c8da2c3b78f3cde868b-Hoffman 1_1_Pub.mp3] The event will help raise awareness about the impact the proposed dam would have on all B.C. residents, says Tria Donaldson, the Pacific Coast Campaigner with the Wilderness Committee.Advertisementlast_img read more