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Having voted to leave the EU the UK now finds itself having to vote on whom to send to the EU represent it. No, I haven’t mistyped that, this is really what’s happening. To add mud to the mire at present the EU Election odds on the Brexit Party at Bet365, one of the best online betting sites in the UK these days, seem to indicate they’ll win the most seats. Indeed backing the Brexit Party could be the only way to benefit from this very British and ever more bizarre farcical situation.
In what now appears some sort of Monty Python / Yes Prime Minister mash up Britain is slowly spit-roasting itself on the Brexitblow torch. Having been required by the electorate to achieve the impossible, something at which they quite naturally failed, the UK Parliament has descended into chaos, the old political certainties now just a quaint genteel dream we once all shared. In the old days, of not so long ago, the EU Election odds on the Brexit Party would have been unthinkable.
Right now Bet365 is offering just 1/16 EU Election odds on the Brexit Party winning the most seats in a parliament they don’t actually want to belong to. The old regime wouldn’t have seen that pass the laugh test, but alas nowadays British politics is merely a novelty wager, of no more substance or importance than who’ll die next in Game Of Thrones, who’ll win the Eurovision Song Contest or whomever you back in your regular bet on sports in the UK this weekend.
“We’re Going To Need A Bigger Vote…..”
It is a mark of how seriously lost British politics is that the Liberal Democrats get 25/1 to win the most seats well ahead of the 200/1 the ruling Conservative Party get. The Lib Dems had been cast out into the wilderness after their coalition years with the tories, but have allowed an opposition to Brexit to fill their sails a little. That’s more than it has done for Labour which gets only 9/1 to win well behind the EU Election odds on the Brexit Party led by the truly odious Nigel Farage.
- Change UK – 500/1
- UKIP – 250/1
- Greens – 250/1
- Conservatives – 200/1
- Democrats – 25/1
- Labour – 9/1
- Brexit Party – 1/16
Naturally, the horrifically self-serving leader of the Brexit Party will be only too glad that UKIP get a distant 250/1 at Bet365 along with the lamentably single-handed Greens. UKIP might have been his baby but as soon as it couldn’t guarantee his ticket on the gravy train he ditched it. It’s that sort of cold populist pragmatism, to put it kindly, that alone probably makes it worth taking advantage of UK gambling laws to back the EU Election odds on the Brexit Party.He’ll win.
EU Election Odds On The Brexit Party Just 1/16 At Bet365
Of course, many will say the EU Election odds on the Brexit Party make no difference, soon enough the UK will be out of the EU and these ghastly people won’t actually take up their seats in the EU parliament. However, with the two options now seeming to be a no deal Brexit or no Brexit at all that’s no more certain than when the Conservatives will replace Theresa May, who will take her deal back to parliament for a fourth time but still have to leave if she wins the vote.
2019 EU Elections
- Date – May 23rd – 26th
- Location – European Union
- Type – Direct Elections
- MEPs Elected – 751
- Participating Nations – 28
- Population – 512 Million
- UK Seats In EU – 50
She’s no more likely to win that vote than Change UK are to win the most seats in the EU Elections. They get a price of just 500/1 at Bet365, one of the best online sportsbooks in the UK these days, and having broken away to be the rebels of British Politics they’re struggling to fight the insurgency they need to engineer. You only have to glance at the EU Election odds on the Brexit Party to see the UK has changed a lot in recent years, but it hasn’t changed THAT much.