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Leaders Debate Buzzword Bingo: ‘Rubbish’ and politicians a profitable match

| 01.04.2015

Seven political leaders crammed onto one stage for a live TV debate ahead of a general election, can only mean one thing; more trash talk than an episode of Jeremy Kyle.

As Prime Minister David Cameron, his opposite number Ed Miliband and the likes of Ukip chief Nigel Farage exchange manifesto-shaped blows, Ladbrokes customers can cash in on the politicians for a change.

Check out this podcast featuring Ladbrokes’ political expert Matthew Shaddick, who sheds further light on the leadership debates and potential winners and losers.

In terms of odds-on bets, they don’t come much more gift-wrapped than The British People at 1/5, or indeed Long Term Economic Plan at more attractive odds of 1/2, which ironically enough looks like a fast-track path to a return.

However, given the personnel involved and the stakes at play there are far more lucrative looking picks further down the betting.

Starting in the mid-range, the word Rubbish rearing its head feels like printable money at 2/1, especially given the presence of Farage, who is likely to face a barrage from the main political party leaders invoking this highly-plausible response.

Having never been accused of being the shy and retiring type since rising into the public domain, the phrase Running Scared being ushered by Farage or one of the other contenders, at 3/1, also appeals like coffee in the morning.

We all know elections are about slogans too and for this reason Cameron’s Competence Not Chaos campaign message gets a tick at 5/1.

After Milliband’s grilling courtesy of Jeremy Paxman in the first TV debates, don’t be surprised if Not Up To The Job and the rather harsh North London Geek get brought up again at 10s.

For a full list of all the words and terms in the betting, please click here.

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

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.