I have just received a copy of a Press Release from my Conservative colleagues in Scotland about the announcement that the first 'super casino' is to be located in Machester. Bill Aitkin MSP said:
"I am disappointed but not surprised by this decision. Manchester, for some time now has seemed to be pencilled in as the preferred option".
As far as I know, virtually everyone believed that either Blackpool or Greenwich would win. Iain Dale has eaten his hat because he was so sure Presscott's mates were going to win the jackpot. I would be interested to read any speeches where this prediction was being made. I'd like to ask him or her who is going to win the Grand National.
My own view is that the Government want to keep the well-organised campaigns in Backpool and Greenwich as part of their overall campaign to allow more super casinos.