Saturday 18 November 2017

Declan Lynch: If you want the real truth, your best bet is the bookies

This is the one source that takes into account all the things that can go horribly wrong, writes Declan Lynch

Whenever there is an international incident these days, if you are looking for the truth, there is only one place to go.

Obviously you can't go to any official sources, because they are either lying, or telling some garbled version of the truth in an entirely self-serving way. And you can't go to your rolling news service, because in the early stages at least, they are only reporting what the official sources are saying.

So the only place to go is to the bookies. Only there will you find the kind of sober analysis you need, from a source which actually has a vested interest in the truth. As it was, and as it will be.

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