Brexit Means It’s Time To Bet On Boris Johnson’s Successor

Posted: October 21, 2019

Updated: March 31, 2020

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  • Bet On Boris Johnson’s Successor As Tory Leader At Bet365
  • Populist Rhetoric In Johnson Speech Pleases Party Conference
Foreign and Commonwealth Office [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Accused of misuse of public funds, legally obliged to contradict his own stated aims and beaten by the courts, the UK Prime Minister faces an unpalatable choice, another prolonged legal battle or resignation, and whichever way he turns there are colleagues ready and willing to take his job. Indeed, you can now bet on Boris Johnson’s successor at Bet365, one of the best online betting sites in the UK, and with factions within factions that could be quite the bet on UK politics.

The sad truth is,” Said the Prime Minister to his party conference in Manchester, “that voters have more say over ‘I’m a celebrity… than they do over this House of Commons, which refuses to deliver Brexit, refuses to do anything constructive and refuses to have an election.” The veracity of this is debatable but the tone wasn’t. Building a narrative of parliament vs the people is very much part of his playbook, and one reason you can now bet on Boris Johnson’s successor.

Bet On Boris Johnson’s Successor
Boris Johnson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons)
It might have enthused the party faithful and firm Brexiteers but further afield the petulant blaming of parliament for what has long been a Conservative party shambles is unlikely to win him much support. Parliament refusing to sanction a “No Deal” Brexit has placed him in a tricky position and whilst UK gambling laws don’t permit wagers on human suffering, you can already get odds at Bet365 if you wish to bet on Boris Johnson’s successor as Conservative Party leader.

Bet On Boris Johnson’s Successor As Party Leader 

Let’s get Brexit done.” The Prime Minister tried, “We can, we must and we will, even though things have not been made easier by the ‘surrender bill’” Which is how he refers to the Benn legislation, and looks likely to be his major excuse for failing to fulfill his promises when the nation inevitably goes to the polls. The fact that to avoid this he might head to the courts again is another reason you can bet on Boris Johnson’s successor, he doesn’t really win legal battles.

Next Conservative Leader

  • Rory Stewart – 25/1
  • James Cleverly – 16/1
  • Jeremy Hunt – 16/1
  • Michael Gove – 16/1
  • Penny Mordaunt – 16/1
  • Jacob Rees-Mogg – 16/1
  • Dominic Raab – 12/1
  • Sajid Javid – 9/1

With a hung parliament the most likely outcome of an election, with Corbyn far better placed to assemble a coalition, and with his party needing a scape goat on which to blame the entire fiasco he seems unlikely to survive whatever happens. Bet365, one of the best online sportsbook sites in the UK, will already give you 9/1 on Sajid Javid taking over as leader and 12/1 on Dominic Raab, but when placing a bet on Boris Johnson’s successor it is as well to remember their record.

Bet365 Has Sajid Javid As Favorite To Replace Prime Minister

Front-runners for the Conservative leadership very often fall on their faces short of the line, and there’s Jacob Rees-Mogg, Penny Mordaunt, Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt and James Cleverly all at 16/1 just waiting for the favorites to fall foul of either the press, the public or parliament. Even Rory Stewart out at 25/1 could be worth a speculative punt, if the party feels they need a friendlier face after a failed election he could well be the best bet on Boris Johnson’s successor.

Next UK Election Odds

  • Any Other Party – 50/1
  • Liberal Democrats – 33/1
  • Labour – 12/1
  • Conservative – 7/4
  • Hung – 4/7

Now whilst a bet on Boris Johnson’s successor might not seem to have the same bite as a bet on sports in the UK, do remember that politics is not the staid and boring arena it used to be. The rise of populist politics and Brexit means the odds on politics in the UK shift more rapidly than any you’ll find for I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, so if you’re looking for a novelty wager why look into the reality TV odds at Bet365 when politics has become so much more interesting.


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