Politics By Jon Ivan-Duke

Bookies Bet Osborne A True Blue

Ahead of Wednesday's emergency budget, bookmakers William Hill have some novelty markets to bet on.


George Osborne is expected to speak for an extended period of time and it is odds-on (4/6) with William Hill to be 55minutes or over. It's 11/10 to be less than 55mins.


"Strap yourself in for a long speech, Osborne is likely to have plenty to talk about," said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


Meanwhile, the bookies predict George will wear a blue tie to announce the summer budget. It is 4/6 for Osborne to go for blue.


"As Osborne prepares the Budget, the Tory tailors will be putting the finishing touches to his tie and we think as a true blue there is only one colour for George," said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


Length Of Osborne's July Budget Speech: 4/6 55minutes or over, 11/10 under 55 minutes


Colour of Osborne's Tie For July Budget Speech: 4/6 Blue, 3/1 Purple, 5/1 Green, 8/1 Grey, 16/1 Pink, 20/1 Yellow, 25/1 Brown, 33/1 Orange, 33/1 Red