Politics By Graham Sharpe

Cooper And Grexit Creep Closer

YVETTE COOPER'S slow but steady progress towards favouritism for the Labour leadership race continued as William Hill cut her odds for the third time. She is now down to 9/4 second favourite, having been trimmed from 3/1 to 11/4, then to 5/2 in the past three days, as Andy Burnham's odds have gone in the other direction, lengthening from 4/6 out to 11/10. 'The early stages of a long distance race can be tactical - the real sprint for the line is yet to get underway, but punters are keen on Cooper at the moment' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

WILLIAM HILL...LABOUR LEADER...11/10 Burnham; 9/4 Cooper; 3/1 Kendall; 14/1 Corbyn.

WILLIAM HILL offer 9/4 that Greece will quit the Eurozone BEFORE the end of the year - but make the country 1/3 still to be part of the single currency when the New Year gets underway. 'The Grexit situation is playing out like an old movie in which the heroine is tied to the railway line and the train driven by the villain is bearing down, closer and closer, yet never seems to reach the collision point' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe: 'Some punters want to bet that it will end in disaster and divorce, others believe an uneasy reconciliation is more likely.'