Politics By Graham Sharpe

Corbyn Odds On NOT To Bend Knee

JEREMY CORBYN is 11/10 with bookmakers William Hill to kneel before the Queen to become a Privy Councillor - and 4/6 to remain true to his principles and refuse to do so:


'We've never opened a book on someone kneeling before - but Mr Corbyn's elevation to the role of Labour leader is giving us plenty of topical betting opportunities - already we've quoted him at 5/1 to appear at PMQs clean-shaven' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe. 'On this occasion we suspect he may stick to his principles, but we'll see how political punters want to bet and if he does kneel we could be the ones without a leg to stand on!'

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