Politics By Graham Sharpe

Boris Bus To Boost Brexit?

BOOKMAKERS William Hill, who quote Boris Johnson at odds of 7/4 favourite (63% chance) to become the next elected Conservative Party leader, have reacted to his comments, before he boarded a bus to campaign for Brexit, about David Cameron remaining in office even should the EU Referendum result go against him, with a little scepticism: 'Boris apparently thinks Mr Cameron should stay in office even if the Referendum produces a 'Leave' vote. We believe that is an extremely unlikely scenario, which is why we make 2016 2/1 favourite to be the year in which Mr Cameron stands dowm as leader' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Meanwhile, Hills make Brexit a 12/5 chance (29%) to be the outcome of the Referendum, with 'Remain' their 3/10 favourite. (76%). 'The majority of individual bets on the outcome are for Brexit, but the majority of the money staked is for 'Remain' added Sharpe.

WILLIAM HILL ODDS:

EU REF ODDS....3/10 REMAIN; 12/5 LEAVE

WHEN WILL CAMERON STAND DOWN AS TORY LEADER?: 2/1 2016; 6/1 2017; 8/1 2018; 9/4 2019; 9/4 2020; 20/1 2021 OR LATER.