Jeremy Corbyn in 2017 – Image source: Sophie Brown, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
A Labour majority never seems the best bet on UK politics. However, with online sportsbook sites in the UK like Bet365 giving them 9/4 this is the time to back them. They ditched Jeremy Corbyn, battled through accusations of Antisemitism, and face a government in disarray. Doesn’t mean they’ll win. A bet on the Labour Party is always a little risky. They’re more than capable of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Even so, this may prove an opportune moment to back them.
It is the lack of clarity which gives a bet on the Labour Party that attractive price. By comparisons, the Conservatives getting a majority is barely much better at 2/1. This is as near to the bookies throwing up their hands in despair as it gets. They’ve no idea who will come out on top. The government goose should be cooked after Brexit but Labour aren’t faring any better. What should be a slam-dunk for any half-decent opposition still seems somewhat problematic for Keir’s gang.
Keir Starmer, a massive improvement on Jeremy Corbyn, should be favorite to be the next PM of the UK. He’s not. That’s Rishi Sunak, popular chancellor of the exchequer. Apparently, the online betting sites in the UK like Bet365 feel the Tories ridding themselves of Boris Johnson will not await another election result. Could be. Boris is a bumbling mess spawning a Conservative back-bench rebellion. Such displeasure only makes a bet on the Labour Party more attractive.
Keir Starmer Keeps His Brexit Powder Dry
The main issue is, of course, Brexit. When the extension period ends on December 31st this year Britain could face some harsh realities. This should mean you can bet on the Labour Party to be laying the ground work to attack the government on this. They aren’t. For fear of looking as if they don’t agree with the “will of the people” Labour are, mostly, quiet on the subject. That Brexit could bring down an already fragile economy seems to escape them. They may be biding their time.
UK Election Odds
- Labour Majority – 9/4
- Conservative Majority – 2/1
- No Overall Majority – 11/10
Certainly, the start of next year will give them plenty of ammunition to use against the Tories. Despite their hardball tactics, the British negotiating team is not getting all they want. They are, even now, making concessions overfishing that six months ago would have been unthinkable. It’s something you can bet on the Labour Party mentioning at some point. Or at least they should. Where Labour are concerned, anyone in the UK gambling laws of common sense apply is wrong.
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One gets the impression there is far more Labour could be doing. That they’re just awaiting the Conservatives to suffer under Brexit so they can ride in and save the day. You can bet on Keir Starmer loving that idea. The odds on a Labour majority might be quite long but it’s still possible. There must be at least some people who’d prefer to bet on the Labour Party than see a minority government. Unfortunately, this gets even shorter prices than the odds on a Conservative majority.
Next UK PM Odds
- Matthew Hancock – 33/1
- Sajid Javid – 28/1
- Priti Patel – 22/1
- Dominic Raab – 18/1
- Jeremy Hunt – 12/1
- Michael Gove – 13/2
- Keir Starmer – 2/1
- Rishi Sunak – 9/4
- See more at bet365…
Not that many people will bet on the Conservatives at the next election if they retain Boris. Rishi as leader may make them look a little more palatable, but their mishandling of Brexit could doom them. So does that mean you can safely bet on the Labour Party? No. Between the rightwing press and their own lemming like idiocy Labour could easily continue to lose. Backing them is a little like a bet on sports in the UK that hinges on Manchester United winning. They really should, and yet somehow….
We take at how a bet on the Labour Party seems like it has no downsides, until you look at the Labour Party of course…..