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.



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.