I’ve just been to the bookies.
It’s not something I do very often. In fact it’s something I’ve only ever done once before, betting on the result of the AV referendum (as sure a thing as I can imagine). Usually, my gambling lends itself more to online poker than the shabby insides of a betting shop.
But this week, a little flutter on a slightly more outside bet seemed appropriate. I’ve just been paid and can spare the £20 (though £20 more would be pushing it). So I’ve had a punt on Labour winning the Eastleigh by election.
Now I know this is a long shot – that’s why I got such good odds (though these have been shortening). But sometimes politics – and betting – is about taking a punt.