Byline Times published an article which claimed that there was an ‘£8 billion bet on No Deal’ (exiting the European Union without a withdrawal agreement). This claim has been widely shared on social media.
This article examines this claim, and the failure to replicate a key graph produced by Byline Times.
A £8.3bn bet on leaving the EU without a deal?
The Byline Times article makes the following claim:
Currently, £8,274,350,000 (£8.3 billion) of aggregate short positions has been…