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21 March, 2012
Worth a flutter
Britons have the reputation among their neighbours of betting on anything and everything, but surely one of the most ridiculous is the book made on the colour of George Osborne's tie as he delivers today's budget.
For your information you can get 2/1 on purple, 3/1 on blue and 25/1 on orange. Almost the entire contents of the budget have been leaked in advance, but the colour of his tie remains a closely guarded secret.
PS it seems to have been a spotty light / dark blue. I don't know if this means a stewards' enquiry.