Clarke snoozes, bookies lose

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KEN CLARKE’S nap during President Obama’s Westminster Hall address was great news for punters, according to Ladbrokes.

In the wake of Clarke’s alleged shut-eye during the Budget speech they were quick to snap up the 1/1 offered about the justice secretary falling asleep again at a major political speech during 2011.

The bookies are now taking no chances and make Clarke odds-on (4/6) to catch 40 winks at a major speech or event again this year.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “We can’t believe it. We sent Clarke a crate of energy drinks in March to stop this happening and they clearly didn’t work.

“Once again Clarke and his impromptu naps are the toast of punters everywhere tonight.”

Ladbrokes latest betting
Ken Clarke to sleep during another major political speech or event in 2011 – 4/6

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.