This one looks like it’s a dead cert

Caribbean online bookmaker Sunnysportsbook.com has come up with a very novel way of bypassing the minimum wage. It is employing a dead man.

Every morning the company’s 15-strong marketing team is required to hold a séance led by their chief executive. They make contact with an English spirit called Aubrey, who gives the team racing tips which are then passed on to punters.

“We all stand in a circle, hold hands and hum,” says a spokeswoman, before adding, “Our chief executive’s a bit strange.”

Apparently Aubrey’s tips are relatively successful. After seeing hirsute racing pundit John McCririck flapping his arms about on Channel 4, the Diary thinks Aubrey sounds like a breath of fresh air.

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