Tag Archives: Boris Johnson

Out by April… Betfair makes drastic cut to Theresa’s resignation odds

Betfair Politics has drastically reduced the odds on PM Theresa May departing 10 Downing Street in 2018, as Conservative Party rifts continue to rock the government’s Brexit negotiations strategy. The Times has reported that high-ranking Tory donors have demanded that May resign, due to her ‘tortoise approach to delivering Brexit’. PM May is currently visiting China, seeking to discuss future trade …

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Paddy Power shortens odds on 2018 UK General Election as PM May faces party revolt

The pressure is mounting on embattled UK Prime Minister Theresa May, as Brexit negotiations head towards collapse, and rumours surface of a potential Conservative Party revolt against her leadership. Last week, the European Union’s Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier gave the UK government a two-week deadline in which to ‘clarify its stance on financial obligations and EU citizens’ rights’. Barnier warned the …

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Paddy Power – Boris delivers at conference but still faces the sack

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson pledged his loyalty to Theresa May as Prime Minister and leader of the Tories, during a 30-minute speech at the ‘2017 Conservative Party Conference’ in Manchester. A number of political commentators believe that Johnson may have stolen PM May’s spotlight yet again, as later today she will deliver the conference’s closing speech ‘Building a Country …

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Paddy Power – Boris in the dock following repeat of ‘Brexit NHS claim’

Paddy Power Politics has installed UK Foreign Affairs Secretary Boris Johnson as the clear 11/4 market favourite to become the next Conservative cabinet minister to leave/resign from their post of duty. Johnson came under fire this weekend, following the publication of his Daily Telegraph opinion piece ‘My Vision for a Bold & Thriving Britain, enabled by Brexit’, in which the …

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#MoggMentum…Bookmakers cut odds on Jacob Rees-Mogg taking over Tory Party leadership

As Parliament heads towards its summer recess (20 July – 5 September), rumours swirl of a leadership contest for the divided and embattled Conservative Party. A cruel summer for PM Theresa May, who has made little to no progress on her Brexit mandate, has seen UK media report that Brexit secretary David Davis and foreign secretary Boris Johnson are seeking …

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Gamble Gone Wrong! Bookmakers readjust UK political markets following stunning Snap Election results

Bookmakers have moved to readjust their political betting markets, following the stunning results of the 8 June UK Snap General Election, which has been branded the ‘biggest miscalculation’ in modern UK political history. Last April PM Theresa May called for a June Snap Election, in order to increase her Parliamentary majority as the Conservative Government headed for crucial Brexit negotiations …

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William Hill – Boris favourite to depart Theresa’s ‘Gang of Four’

As New UK Prime Minister Theresa May officially announced her first cabinet, UK news sources and political commentators have been surprised at the PM’s top four picks. Labelling May’s senior appointments as the ‘Gang of Four’, the PM would announce Philip Hammond as Chancellor of the Exchequer, supported by Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary with Amber Rudd securing Home Secretary. …

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Boris throws in the towel with May day now firm favourite

BetVictor has made current Home Secretary Theresa May its 2/5 favourite to be the next leader of the Conservative party after Boris Johnson sensationally ruled himself out of the race in a speech yesterday lunchtime.  That morning Justice Secretary Michael Gove, another Leave campaigner, had announced he would be standing and the odds proceeded to fluctuate amidst these confirmations. It came …

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“Stop Boris!” – Betfair places Theresa May as 11/8 Tory Leader favourite

Betfair has placed UK Home Secretary Theresa May as 11/8 market favourite to replace David Cameron as Conservative Party leader. With the Tory party in political turmoil following last Friday’s leadership resignation of  David Cameron, May becomes the market favourite having been branded as the  ‘Stop Boris’ candidate. ‘Leave’ campaign leader Boris Johnson has been placed as a close 11/5 …

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William Hill – Cameron resignation sees Boris Johnson ‘even-money’ favourite for Tory Leadership

Following this morning’s official resignation by Prime Minister David Cameron,  William Hill has installed Boris Johnson as even-money favourite to become the next elected Conservative leader following David Cameron’s resignation. William Hill’s have cut Johnson’s odds from 11/4, and make Theresa May 7/2 second favourite, with Michael Gove 9/2, Andrea Leadson 12/1, Priti Patel and Stephen Crabb both 16/1; George …

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