As Bojo and Jeremy Hunt (a man who is his own rhyming slang) continue the hustings the Conservative leadership election odds for Boris Johnson at Bet365, one of the best places to bet on sports in the UK, keep him firm favorite. However, the future isn’t all that rosy even if he wins. With parliament fragmented over Brexit a general election could lurk just around the corner and that’ll provide some far more interesting wagers than the current conservative coronation.
“Beware those men, the jokers and the tricksters and the clowns.” Says the matriarch Muriel in the BBC’s Years And Years by Russell T Davis, “They will laugh us into hell.” And whilst that was in context of a dystopian near future it is a warning that could so easily apply to so much of politics these days. The Conservative leadership election odds for Boris Johnson already signpost his path to power, and there isn’t anyone as jokey, tricky or clownish than Boris ‘Bojo’ Johnson.
At least not this side of the Atlantic. Americans have their own clowns to worry about, Donald Trump still hovering around Evens to retain the White House next year. The next general election odds for Boris Johnson aren’t as pretty. The 11/10 Bet365, one of the best online sportsbook sites in the UK, is giving the Conservatives seems rather guarded, especially when they’re doling out 11/8 on the Labour Party to win the most seats, something Jeremy Corbyn can only dream of.
Jeremy Hunt Still 6/1 Outsider In Tory Leadership Race
The Labour Party should have made hay from the Tory disaster significantly lengthening those election odds for Boris Johnson, but instead they allowed the rightwing press to mire them in tales of antisemitism which rapidly became the focus as their leadership wholly failed to press home the advantage over Brexit. The actual Brexit Party have done better and get 7/1 to win the most seats in the next parliament, a price that puts them ahead of the liberal democrats on 20/1.
Next Conservative Leader
- Jeremy Hunt – 6/1
- Boris Johnson – 1/9
Comparisons with the Four Star Party of fiction and the Brexit Party of reality are unfair. They’ve not even suggested setting up concentration camps for immigrants yet. Sadly, no one can be sure what would happen to the election odds for Boris Johnson or Nigel Farage were they to offer up such a policy, nor how many would take advantage of UK gambling laws to back them winning if they did. The old certainties have gone to be replaced with a future we’re all now gambling on.
Election Odds For Boris Johnson Just 1/9 At Bet365
What is truly frightening, far more so than the election odds for Boris Johnson, are the parallels that can be drawn between the fictional Vivian Rook and the wholly reprehensible and real Nigel Farage. He’s now 7/4 to become an MP in the next election, and 13/10 to be Prime Minister before 2025. This is mostly because if the next parliament is a hung parliament (with no overall majority for anyone) the balance of power could be decided by the man in the camel hair coat.
Most Seats Next UK Election
- Ukip – 1000/1
- Change UK – 500/1
- Democrats – 500/1
- Green Party – 500/1
- Liberal Democrats – 20/1
- Brexit Party – 7/1
- Labour – 11/8
- Conservative – 11/10
The Lib Dems, who should be kingmaker in a fair and just world, will fumble that position. Still haunted by the coalition years they’ll neither sway nor bend and thus will probably snap. This leaves the election odds for Boris Johnson in the short term very good, he’ll get his dream job as PM, but like being elected to be captain of the Titanic after it’s hit the iceberg I’d not dash off to Bet365, one of the best online betting sites in the UK, to back him winning anything more, ever.