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Fun Online Polls: Fixed-odds Betting Terminals & The Brexit Bill

Posted on the 21 November 2017 by Markwadsworth @Mark_Wadsworth

The results to last fortnight's Fun Online Poll were as follows:
What 'should' be the maximum bet on fixed-odd betting terminals?
£2 - 19%
£20 - 4%
£200 - 1%
It's none of the government's business - 76%

Thanks to everybody who took part, 105 votes in total, a good turnout (albeit spread over two weeks).
'Nuff said, I think. These machines - and gambling in general - is something I (and presumably a lot of other people) instinctively dislike, it's always a negative sum game and seems all rather depressing. But that in itself is no reason to ban something.
Our strong and stable leader appears to be adopting a bizarre variant of the black sheriff in "Blazing Saddles"'s negotiating tactic, i.e. taking the whole country hostage and offering to pay the EU £40 billion in ransom for a safe return of the Brexit negotiations.
Ho hum, seems a bit craven to me, but not as bad as the original ransom demand of about £100 billion.
So that's week's Fun Online Poll.
"How much should the UK be prepared to pay the EU to kick start the Brexit negotiations?"
Vote here or use the widget in the sidebar.

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