Councillor spunks £500 on Romney win bet

SHALL we all have a whip around and buy a commiserations pint for Westminster councillor Andrew Havery?

The Tory is £500 down after splurging a big bet (big to me – and most of the people who read these pages) on Mitt Romney to become the President of the United States. He thought odds of 16/5 were too tempting to resist.

As the West End Extra Diary reports, the councillor later suggested as Romney’s challenge fell apart: “We could pop over and burn down the White House again, if you like. Strikes me that’s not necessarily a bad idea today.”

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