Politics By Graham Sharpe

Lord Rose To Spark Referendum 'Stay' Vote?

WITH FORMER MARKS&SPARKS boss, Lord Stuart Rose set to lead the 'Stay in' campaign for the in/out EU Referendum, William Hill believe that he may be backing a winner, and make the 'Stay' vote odds-on favourite at 2/5 to win.

Hills offer 2/1 that the Referendum will result in a majority 'Quit' vote.

Hills are also betting on how England (2/5 stay, 7/4 leave), Scotland ( 1/7 stay, 4/1 leave) and Wales (1/5 stay, 10/3 leave) will vote.

'With a political gambling record amount of over £10m being gambled on the outcome of the Scottish Referendum, we are anticpating an even bigger betting interest in the EU Referendum' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

WHEN WILL EU REFERENDM, TAKE PLACE?....11/8 Before end of June, 2016; 7/4 July-Dec 2016; 9/2 Jan-June 2017; 5/1 July 2017 or later.

OUTCOME OF VOTE...2/5 STAY; 2/1 LEAVE

ENGLAND VOTE: 2/5 STAY, 7/4 LEAVE;...SCOTLAND VOTE: 1/7 STAY, 4/1 LEAVE......WALES VOTE - 1/5 STAY, 10/3 LEAVE

**DOUGLAS CARSWELL, UKIP's only MP,who is backing a different 'leave' Referendum campaign from his Party leader is 11/8 joint favourite to succeed Nigel Farage as next elected Party leader, with William Hill who also make Suzanne Evans an 11/8 chance.