Autumn Statement winners and losers

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<> on November 4, 2009 in London, England.

Oh dear. My confident prediction that George Osborne would not use “Hard Working Families” proved costly, as he went for it late on in the speech, paying off at 3/1 for punters. On the plus side, the only other Buzzword Bingo phrases he did use were “Long Term Economic Plan” (five times!) at 1/10 and the old favourite “We’re All In This Together” at 4/1.

The puzzling shade of tie left us paying out on grey, green and black.

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Matthew Shaddick

Matthew Shaddick has been Head of Poliical Betting at Ladbrokes since 2008. He's a writer and odds-maker with particular expertise in UK and US elections. Also known to dabble in music, literary and other out of the way betting markets. Sometimes issues tips on horse racing and football, which are best ignored.