Not that anyone has any money left to bet with, but UK spread-bet shop Sporting Index is making markets on the length and contents of tonight’s UK budget speech. Selected highlights, via FT Alphaville:
The number of minutes the Chancellor’s Budget speech will last 55
Sips of Water
The number of times the Chancellor will take a sip of water during the speech 1
Hot tip: Buy this at 1 and spike the Chancellor’s dinner with jalapenos.
The number of times the word ‘million’ is used during the speech 37
The number of times the word ‘billion’ is used during the speech 44
Up from 30 “billion” last year.
The number of times the word ‘prudent’ is used during the speech 1
Surely that’s a sell?