Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Blow away the cobwebs

A post from Bill - husband and agent. The Candidate has zoomed off into the constituency bedecked in rosettes - having decided that if she was off for a jog (a customary event in Beverley), it would be best where the voters can see.

I hope she is back for the interview we have with Bloomberg News later this morning!


  1. Dear Shan Oakes,

    Best wishes in becoming the first Green voice at Westminster.

    Please prioritise those people in Haltemprice and Howden who have been maltreated and abused by Gordon Brown's lamentable tax credits system.

    How about a salary cut to create a fund towards a judicial review of the tax credits system or a fund that helps compensate people who have been lumbered with court cases and large 'overpayments', often on a totally spurious basis?

    You can download a copy of our pamphlet "Voices of the Victims" here:

    Best wishes


  2. A major new report has been launched today by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on minimum income standards and the level necessary to be a participating citizen:

  3. Guillaume le Batard2 July 2008 at 12:30

    When you are elected, can you please find out EXACTLY how much it has cost the British taxpayer to subsidise three police officers with machine guns to sit outside Jack 'War Criminal' Straw's house in London (about two minutes away from Oval station).

    A year ago, they accused me of committing a "terrorist act" for writing something on a piece of paper in the street outside 'Nuremberg Trial' Straw's house.

    What kind of cowardly bullies are these ZaNuLabourites?

    Exact cost please - and FULL REBATE

  4. Can you set up a widget for donations so we can just click on it and send cash to you?

    Quicker, easier.

  5. Turf accountants amongst us (i.e. addicts to redistribution of wealth from punters to bookmakers) may be interested to know that the total number of 'matched bets' for "Any Other Candidate" to win the by-election have now been exhausted over at Betfair.

    In essence, this means that the tide is turning towards "Any Other Candidate" to win the seat.

    Now I wonder who "Any Other Candidate" could possibly be...

    For those of us who like a flutter, how about sending an email to asking them why they haven't got a book on Haltemprice and Howden but do have one on Glasgow East?

    Could it be, perchance, because they know that Shan is going to bulldoze Davis's career out of existence in what is fast becoming an embarrassingly one horse race?

    Anti-Hedge Fund Manager

  6. Actually, the matched bets haven't quite been exhausted, but the bid price is falling rapidly (36-1 no longer available, but some at 12-1 still going).

    Click on my name above to go to the Betfair H&H page.

    Anti-Hedge Fund Manager

  7. Well I just bet on betfair at 26-1. They seem to be the only people taking bets. Nothing from Ladbrokes or William Hill.

    Once the bookies start thinking you have a chance then things really start turning around. Funny old world.

    Counting pennies already - and I'll give 50% to good causes as well.

  8. anti_hedge_fund_manager2 July 2008 at 17:55

    Eartheart -

    Over at Betfair you can only bet if it is matched by somebody betting in the opposite direction. Since that is constantly changing, the odds change rapidly. It's a more fluid system than most turf accountants. The 36-1 odds seem to have disappeared entirely, but I just put some extra investment into 25-1, as well as donating directly to the campaign.

    The last time I checked in to Paddy Power, they aren't putting the by-election on their website (though they are putting Glasgow East on the site). But I emailed them and they quoted me a rate of 14-1. I then put a bid in at the local branch.
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  9. Dear Anonymous,

    To find out what the Green Party proposes, please read the Manifesto for a Sustainable Society:

    We are not interested, incidentally, in "second thoughts". Second place is first loser, after all.