The Odds On UK Politics Making Sense Grow Ever More Remote

Posted: July 19, 2021

Updated: July 19, 2021

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  • Ongoing Conservative Culture Wars Stoke Right-Wing Tendencies 

Online sportsbook sites in the UK have always offered odds on UK politics as well. Sometimes a wager on our political masters is a novelty flutter to enjoy. So you might think that as Boris Johnson and his Home Secretary find themselves massively condemned those prices would be in flux. Far from it. The odds on the Conservatives are still shorter than the odds on Labour. Even after Brexit. After all the scandals. After this staggering hypocrisy. But who’d bet on UK politics making sense?

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Boris Johnson tried to get his slice of the glory England’s football team whipped up, but people aren’t impressed. Some have criticized both he and his home secretary, Priti Patel, for their apparent hypocrisy. On one hand they failed to condemn those who booed players taking a knee. On the other slammed those who sent the same players racist abuse online. Of course, you can’t really get decent odds on UK politics winning a consistency contest. But this is hugely mercurial. 

Naturally, we have to expect politicians to chase popularity with a mercenary zeal. So when the PM and his cohorts failed to criticize the boo-ing crowds, what message did that send? That there are more votes in racism than kneeling against racism? That racism is more popular? Those who regularly bet on sports in the UK despaired. What did this say about England? Sure the odds on UK politics moving beyond racism are silly numbers, but surely the country as a whole should have. 

Boris And Priti Will Let Criticism Slide Away

Apparently not. Of course, when England lost and the racist abuse began to scroll in on social media, it was a different story. You can trace transgressors online, so they’re not an anonymous crowd. They’re law breakers. You can’t get odds on UK politics actually siding with criminals and getting away with it. So, Priti Patel and her boss Boris both slammed the perpetrators. Sadly, they didn’t then appear concerned with racist abuse. It just underlined their own earlier silence.  

Odds On UK Politics 

  • UKIP – 200/1
  • Green Party – 150/1
  • Reform UK – 150/1
  • Lib Dems – 50/1
  • Labour – 7/4
  • Conservative – 4/9
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Many people instantly, and quite rightly, accused them of hypocrisy. Unfortunately, no one expected any better of them, so the odds on UK politics won’t change at all. Everyone knows Boris Johnson is a foppish pragmatist, and Priti Patel is a Home Secretary. Anyone in the UK gambling laws on terrorism, immigration and drugs can be upheld by a saint needs to think again. Alas, this does mean Priti Patel would need a personality transplant just to be vaguely likable. 

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She won’t, however, need one to get re-elected. People like Home Secretaries who are tough on criminals. Sure, Priti is tough on everyone, perhaps a bit too tough, but you can’t make an omelet etc etc. So whilst she may look massively hypocritical now, by the time she needs to fight for her seat again? People will have forgotten. They will have other concerns. So, don’t expect odds on UK politics to swing so far a bet on the Labour Party is a good idea. That is still a long way off.

Next UK Election Year Odds

  • 2021 – 28/1
  • 2022 – 8/1
  • 2023 – 11/5
  • 2024+ – 1/2

The Conservative government knows which side its bread is buttered. They won’t push too hard to combat racism lest some of their core support moves further right. Sure, Priti and Boris will tweet their disgust, but no action will come of it. So whatever you read in the press you can bet on the Conservatives to retain power. The odds on UK politics at online betting sites in the UK like Bet365 are as stable as Gibraltar at the moment. Boris and Co. simply let it all slide off them.

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We take a look at why the latest wave of criticism levelled at Boris Johnson and his Home Secretary won’t change the odds on UK politics at all.

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