I don’t know which is more worrying: your gambling addiction, love of money or fetish for right-wing women. Don’t you remember Margaret Thatcher? No, it wouldn’t be wrong to profit from a neo-con world order. It might be the only silver lining of a very grey nuclear cloud hovering over Iran about that time. So, bet away. But instead of giving your guilt-edged cash to us, why not start your own ethical-ish betting company? I can see it now in neon lights: -Better world: you can bet on it’. Punters get the chance to bet on political and natural disasters, and plough their money into grass-roots gambling addiction clinics.
As for those odds, 12/1 is pretty good considering that Rudolph Giuliani (Mr 9/11 and cancer survivor) is 8/1. But I’ve got a tip: sniff out a bookmakers for “first female US president” and put your inheritance tax bill on it. With Hilary Clinton 5/4 to be the Democratic candidate and Rice 10/1 to get the Republican nomination, you could strike oil.
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Following major defeats, the left on both sides of the Atlantic must urgently get stuck into community organising, movement building and political education, argues Joe Guinan
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