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Bookies onto a winner in election game

The transformation of our world into one vast betting office is now virtually complete, writes Declan Lynch

Published 02/05/2010 | 05:00

Forget about your opinion polls and your punditry. If you want to know the Truth about who's going to win an election, and who's going to lose, these days you go to the bookies.

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Prime Time clearly understands this, with Tommie Gorman talking to a lady from Ladbrokes in the course of a piece he was doing about the various electoral contests in the North. To some this would be the "fun" part of the report, to the cognoscenti it was the business end.

When the lady from Ladbrokes started giving out the odds, then, and only then, did we know that we were in the blinding presence of the Truth.

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