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Buzzword Bingo is back for Clegg v Farage’s next encounter

| 02.04.2014

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and his UK Independence Party equivalent Nigel Farage are set to lock horns once again in the second televised debate on the European Union.

And to mark the historic occasion, which takes place ahead of the upcoming European Parliamentary elections, Ladbrokes customers can get involved by betting on the bookmaker’s ever-popular ‘Buzzword Bingo’ with a number of hot topics likely to surface.

Nick Clegg will be desperate to recover any lost ground after a snap YouGov poll following the initial debate found that 57% of views believed Nigel Farage came out on top with just 36% believing the Deputy Prime Minister gained the upper hand and 7% undecided.

The latter is 1/2 to come out on top in the second installment while his Lib Dem counterpart is 6/4 to win the argument.

And the ‘Steel from Sheffield’ has already gone on the attack in the lead-up to his reappearance, criticising Farage for expressing his admiration of Russian President Vladimir Putin for being what the UKIP leader described as an accomplished political ‘operator’.

‘Putin’ is 1/8 to be uttered in this latest encounter but ultimately given the debate’s context there is far better value to be had elsewhere.

Nigel Farage’s repeated pleas to the major political parties, imploring them to ‘trust the British people’ and let them decide on the country’s future in Europe, have become a familiar battle cry.

That particular phrase is priced at Evens to feature with an ‘I love Europe’ riposte available at 5/4.

‘I agree with Nick’ became the catchphrase of the 2010 General Election debates and can be found at 2/1, while ‘Madness’ is on at the same price to be trotted out by one of the political adversaries.

‘Frankly ludicrous’ and ‘utter nonsense’ are two other hot picks, available at 4/1 and 5/1 respectively, with both leaders eager to discredit each other’s arguments with the use of quick-fire put downs.

And should Nick Clegg find himself losing ground once again, he could always resort to labelling UKIP as the party of gin soaked ‘retired colonels’, with that insult 20/1 to resurface in London.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.