Politics By Graham Sharpe

71.9% Of All EU Ref Bets For Brexit

71.9% OF THE INDIVIDUAL BETS struck on the outcome of the EU Referendum with bookmakers William Hill have been for a 'Leave' verdict. 'From day one of the opening of this market the percentage of individual bets placed for 'Leave' has remained remarkably consistently at or around 71%' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe, 'The percentage of the total money gambled on the outcome has reduced from 73% to a current 69.7%.'

Odds for 'Leave' have shrunk from 9/2 (18% chance) at one point to a current 2/1 (33.3%), with 'Remain' drifting from as short as 1/7 (87.5% chance) to 2/5 (71.4%). 'Remain has always been favourite, but the gap bwteen the two has shrunk consistently over the last week and we couldn't rule out the possibility that 'Leave' could be favourite come voting day.'

William Hill have lengthened their odds for Remain to poll 55% or more of votes cast in the EU Referendum to 7/4 from 8/13 ; while Remain to poll Under 55% is now a 2/5 chance from 6/5.

MEANWHILE, Hills have shortened their odds about a voter turnout of 68% or more from 13/8 to 8/11, with Under 68% lengthened from 4/9 to Even money.

WILLIAM HILL....EU REFERENDUM ODDS........2/5 (71.4% chance – stake 11 for profit of 4) REMAIN; 2/1 (33.3%- stake 4 for profit of 9) BREXIT/LEAVE

EU REF IN ENGLAND; 4/9 REMAIN; 7/4 LEAVE......SCOTLAND; 1/33 REMAIN; 10/1 LEAVE...WALES 2/5 REMAIN; 7/4 LEAVE

WILL REMAIN SCORE 55% OR OVER OF VOTES?......7/4

REMAIN TO SCORE UNDER 55%...................................2/5