Politics Specials Betting By Graham Sharpe

Odds-On MPs Will Get Full 10% Pay Rise

It is an odds-on shot that the controversial 10% pay-rise for MPs, recommended by Ipsa will be implemented in full, say bookmakers William Hill, who are offering odds of 4/7 (stake £7 for profit of £4) that the full 10%rise WILL go ahead, and 5/4 (stake £4 for profit of £5) that it WILL NOT.

'Despite protestations from some high profile MPs that they don't want/will refuse/will donate to charity the 10% pay rise, we expect it will be implemented in full' said William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe.

WILLIAM HILL...WILL 10% MP PAY RISE RECOMMENDED BY IPSA BE IMPLEMENTED IN FULL?....4/7 YES; 5/4 NO.

**William Hill offer 3/1 that the UK Referendum on EU membership will produce a Quit vote, 2/9 that the vote is to stay in.

WHEN WILL UK IN/OUT EU REFERENDUM TAKE PLACE? 5/4 before end of June 2016; 3/1 July-December 2016; 7/2 June-July 2017; 7/2 July 2017 or later.

FIRST COUNTRY TO LEAVE EUROPEAN UNION? 1/3 Greece; 5/1 UK; 10/1 Hungary; 12/1 Cyprus; 16/1 Italy; 16/1 Spain; 20/1 Latvia. Others on request.

NEXT UKIP LEADER.......8/11 Suzanne Evans; 6/4 Douglas Carswell; 7/1 Steven Woolfe; 8/1 Mark Reckless; 10/1 Diane James; Paul Nuttall; 12/1 Patrick O'Flynn; Tim Aker. Others on request.

NEXT LABOUR LEADER...8/11 Andy Burnham; 5/2 Liz Kendall; 7/2 Yvette Cooper; 50/1 Mary Creagh. Others on request.