The Conservative Leadership odds on Boris Johnson were never going to shift very much. Realistically this is far more a coronation than real election. However having thrown himself under an imaginary bus the current favorite still shows every sign that an implosion is just around the corner and you might just profit from a sneaky speculative wager at Bet365, one of the best online betting sites in the UK these days, on his opponent, the Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt.
Whilst it might not look awfully democratic to have the members of just one political party choose the next Prime Minister that is, in the UK at least, how it works. Nearly half of all Prime Ministers arrive in No.10 this way, and the current competition is no different from previous incarnations. Of course, this does mean the Conservative Leadership odds on Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are pretty much the only way the rest of the nation can get involved at this point.
“If we are to turbocharge our economy and take advantage of Brexit, we need to back the young entrepreneurs who take risks and create jobs.”
Naturally being able to make a profit out of the Conservative Leadership odds on Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt is cold comfort when the last time the Tories did this Britain ended up being lead by Theresa May, a woman who took to national leadership like a duck to napalm. However, that does not mean one should squander the chance to augment one’s regular bet on sports in the UK (on Wimbledon, perchance?) to make a little something off this tawdry political charade.
Boris Steps Into The Limelight And Into Trouble
The reason Bet365 are now offering slightly (albeit fractionally) longer Conservative Leadership odds on Boris Johnson now is because he keeps saying the most ridiculous things, and whilst these won’t prevent his grassroots supporters carrying him into No.10 it does make the bookies nervous. Describing the chances of a “No Deal” Brexit as being “a million to one” displays an alarming lack of grip on reality for someone who wishes to be a Prime Minister, or tie shoelaces.
With the Conservative Leadership odds on Boris Johnson as short as anyone taking advantage of UK gambling laws and backing him could wish from the off the man himself attempted to hide from the media, and it worked just fine. Until he got a visit from the police over a domestic dispute, not a run of the mill eventuality, at which point he hit the media trail and promptly got into a spot of trouble as he built an imaginary bus out of old wine crates to throw himself under.
Conservative Leadership Odds On Boris Johnson 1/7 At Bet365
Most politicians would, when asked what they like to do in their spare time, talk of playing with their children, taking walks with their wife or pottering around the garden. Stuck for an answer that didn’t involve sex, cocaine or being racist, Boris invented building buses out of old crates. That in the wake of this obvious and manifest lie the Conservative Leadership odds on Boris Johnson didn’t change much shows just how much this is all merely going through the motions.
“I’m not attracted to the idea of a no-deal exit from the EU but, you know, I think it would be absolutely folly to rule it out. I think it’s an essential tool of our negotiation.”
It does also lend support to those who believe that, any moment, Boris Johnson could go off-piste and say something that even the grassroots Tory party might find objectionable. Admitting to a dislike of marmalade perhaps. Just how fast the Conservative Leadership odds on Boris Johnson would change at that point on Bet365, one of the best online sportsbook sites in the UK today, is debatable, because right now it looks like he’s got a full lock on being the next Prime Minister.