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Once upon a time you could bet on politics in the UK to remain a touch staid and dull. However, over the last few years it seems to have livened up considerably. Now parliament is all but a Punch & Judy show with talking points. We have seen the dull grey suits go with lawyers and clowns replacing them. So whilst it seems obvious you should bet on Boris Johnson losing his job soon, you may want to opt the other way. This isn’t the politics of even a few years ago.
We are through the looking glass now. Ian Blackford, the head of the SNP, called Boris Johnson a liar and demanded his resignation. Unfortunately, you’re not allowed to call people liars in parliament even when they manifestly and clearly are lying. So the speaker ejected Blackford for telling the truth. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister got to spout lies about the leader of the opposition at the dispatch box. You can probably bet on Boris Johnson regretting that now, but only a little.
Smearing Keir Starmer with the Jimmy Saville case is typical of Boris. He’s now fighting for his political life and seems willing to sacrifice anything to survive. He’s gaming the system as best he can, and so far he’s getting away with it. So should you bet on Boris Johnson surviving? Sure you can get all sorts of odds on the Conservatives replacing him, but they haven’t yet. How bad does it need to get before online sportsbook sites in the UK like Bet365 are running books on a leadership race?
Munira Mirza Resigns Leaving Gaping Hole In No.10
Perhaps no one wants the job. Most people bet on Rishi Sunak to replace Boris Johnson as Tory leader. Whilst the Chancellor has distanced himself as best he can from the PM he hasn’t overtly thrown his hat into the ring yet. Hardly the moral courage of a possible Prime Minister, is it? What’s he waiting for? What more is there to come? Perhaps he has bet on Boris Johnson finally resigning in due course, leaving the way ahead clear. He may just find that a tad optimistic.
Next UK Election Most Seats Odds
- Odds On The Green Party – 100/1
- Odds On The Liberal Democrats – 50/1
- Odds On The Labour Party – 11/8
- Odds On The Conservative Party – 4/7
Whilst you probably shouldn’t bet on Boris Johnson resigning, others are. Munira Mirza, Jack Doyle, Dan Rosenfield, and Martin Reynolds all walked. Of course, some might say a few of them were due for the push anyway, but it still doesn’t look good. It appears very much like the rats are deserting a sinking ship. Something you can bet on the Labour Party to point out a few times. Indeed online betting sites in the UK like Bet365 are already offering shorter odds on Labour now.
Bet365 Has Your Bet On Boris Johnson Surviving This Crisis
Boris Johnson is damaging the Conservative Party, the reputation of Parliament and the country as a whole. Nearly everyone sees it, save for Boris himself and a few loyalists whose hopes for promotion would be dashed under a different leader. But that doesn’t mean you should bet on Boris Johnson either willfully going or getting the push. Once distracting crisis and he could well sail on by despite these choppy waters. That’s why his government is talking tough on Ukraine.
Odds On Boris Johnson Exit Date
- 2024 – 10/3
- 2023 – 7/4
- 2022 – 2/5
Anyone in the UK gambling laws of common sense would keep the UK out of that ridiculous conflict are kidding themselves. You can’t bet on Boris Johnson to display any common sense now. He’s a wounded animal with his back against the wall. If online bookies in the UK offered odds on Boris Johnson sending in the troops abroad just to distract from his woes at home they would prove very short. The thing is though, we know that works, and so does Boris the survivor.
We take a look at how you might not automatically want to bet on Boris Johnson losing his job as those around him carry the can away with them.