They’ve called it “Super Saturday” to take the edge off just what a crisis point this is for the UK. However, despite attempts to make it sound like the climax one-day cricket match, those that have been eyeing up the odds on a no deal Brexit at Bet365, one of the best online betting sites in the UK right now, will have noticed that it is still as likely as Boris Johnson’s new deal being ratified by Parliament. So that a bet on a no deal Brexit is every bit as valid as any upon a deal.
“I want to stress that this is a great deal for our country,” Said UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson with all the veracity of a born politician, “I also believe that is a very good deal for our friends in the EU.” He continued just a little closer to the truth. Arguably, the deal he’s gained with the EU is worse than the one his predecessor Theresa May attempted to get through parliament, which is one reason you can still bet on a no deal Brexit occurring on October 31st. It too may be rejected.
- No Deal – 5/1
- Any Deal – 1/7
“Now the ball is in the court of the UK.” Said Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, “We support a deal and this was a clear decision of the 27 member states. We prepare for this ratification, politically, logistically, technically.” Which technically is wonderful but as anyone who has taken advantage of UK gambling laws to bet on politics in the UK recently will tell you parliament’s intransigence is precisely why a bet on a no deal Brexit might still be a good idea.
Boris Gets A Deal But Still Faces Parliamentary Defeat
The other reason you may wish to ignore the hype and bet on a no deal Brexit is that the DUP have stated they’ll not support the deal as it stands. Nigel Dodds their deputy leader saying of Johnson; “He has been too eager by far to get a deal at any cost, if he held his nerve and held out he would have got better concessions that kept the integrity, both economic and constitutionally, of the UK.” Lacking their support Boris will have to rely on opposition MPs on Saturday.
This would have been the case anyway. Following his expulsion of 21 Conservative MPs from the party (due to their backing the Benn Act that forces Boris to seek an extension to Article 50 if there’s no deal) the Johnson administration will be very lucky to get this deal, or indeed any deal, past the commons. Even those that like to bet on sports in the UK and are busy concocting ten-horse accumulators will tell you that’s a long shot and a bet on a no deal Brexit is a good plan.
Not that the EU made a bet on a no deal Brexit look any less attractive. Their insistence that there will be no extension to Article 50 means that this really is crunch time. This sadly highlights that the odds on British politics managing to resist the temptation of party political games to serve the nation’s interests rather than their own are longer than the price Bet365 will give you on Hillary Clinton returning from the 2016 political graveyard to win the 2020 US Presidential election.
- To Pass Parliament – 5/6
- To Be Rejected By Parliament – 5/6
Between domestic political machinations, the Northern Ireland issues and internal party squabbles Boris Johnson was always going to have an uphill battle. Whilst the odds on a Brexit deal at Bet365, one of the best online sportsbook sites in the UK, might look encouraging this entire process has been less than predictable, so just be sure and plonk down a bet on a no deal Brexit too, because there’s every chance that come Saturday this will all collapse in total chaos.