Did you bet on British politics facing up to its responsibilities and settling the Brexit issue before the October 31st deadline arbitrarily set by Emmanuel Macron? Oh dear. Looks like that probably isn’t going to happen, and the bookies like Bet365, one of the best online betting sites in the UK, is offer a bet on the Tories in the UK general election (which everyone now sees looming just ahead) you might want take up, because it isn’t about who wins, it’s about who loses least.
“I believe it is still very much in the best interests of this country and of democracy to get Brexit done by October 31st.” Claimed Prime Minister Boris Johnson in front of a parliament which, frankly, really doesn’t believe him. MPs have demanded to look over the detail of the deal rather than just rubber-stamping it, and in a sulk the PM instantly put the whole process on hold. That’s why a bet on the Tories in the UK general election is a good idea, because that’s his next move.
- Lib Dem Majority – 50/1
- Labour Majority – 18/1
- Conservative Majority – 5/6
- Hung Parliament – Evens
Now typically when your average politician start pushing for an election they think they can win, when Prime Ministers do it they think they can win big, but there’s no way looking at either the polls or the odds for a bet on the Tories in the UK general election and believe you could possibly come out with a majority. Anyone taking advantage of UK gambling laws to back a conservative majority over a hung parliament at this point hasn’t been paying attention to the Brexit division.
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Somewhat akin to the Democrat/Republican division in the US, only with fewer guns, the whole Leave/Remain divide now inhabits British politics like a squatter and the only people for whom it is more irksome than the British themselves is the Europeans. The EU doesn’t want to make it easy, or everyone will want to do it, but they have to wonder now if they too shouldn’t be placing a bet on the Tories in the UK general election, after all at least they know what their policy is.
The Labour Party, who should be making hay are being held at bay by the right wing press and no one is quite sure what their real policy on Brexit is, well, at least not beyond ensuring the Conservatives take the blame for it. This hasn’t fared well for them thus far, down at 18/1 to get a majority miles behind the odds available at Bet365, one of the best online sportsbook sites in the UK at present, for a bet on the Tories in the UK general election. In the end no one will win.
Of course, even with a minority government someone will still have to be Prime Minister and just who that might be is massively debatable. Boris Johnson has become a liability again, and once he’s taken the fall for the damage will do to Britain’s economy, someone else will probably replace him with or without an election. Corbyn is 9/4 to get the gig, but Ken Clarke is at 11/1 and if you’re going to bet on the Tories in the UK general election he could be leading them.
- Dominic Raab – 25/1
- Keir Starmer – 25/1
- Nigel Farage – 20/1
- Jo Swinson – 20/1
- Michael Gove – 20/1
- Margaret Beckett – 11/1
- Ken Clarke – 11/1
- Jeremy Corbyn – 9/4
Going to the polls so early, and on such an obvious single issue campaign, is a massive gamble, but given he’s failed to win all but a single vote so far anyone who regularly puts a bet on sports in the UK might tell the PM he hasn’t got anything to lose. Boris Johnson is more than most putting a bet on the Tories in the UK general election that now approaches, and should he not get the result from the people he needs he’ll be looking for a new job before the new year’s session.