Friday, May 14, 2004


I have a very strong feeling that Tony Blair might go in the next few weeks, not because of the Iraq war or any political issue. I heard something today which really took the wind out of my sails. If I were a betting man I'd certainly have a flutter on a new PM by the end of July. Last time I was tempted I put £20 at 80-1 on a Tory majority of 21 in the 1992 election. As I had never been in a betting shop and wouldn't have a clue what to do I asked a friend to put the bet on for me. There I was on April 10th slobbering at the thought of £1600 when my friend (who's also my solicitor, based in Wroxham!) told me he had forgotten to put the bet on. And what's more I believed him. Far too trusting for my own good sometimes.

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