Politics By Graham Sharpe

George Osborne prepares his budget speech - what will he say?

BOOKMAKERS William Hill are betting on words and phrases which may appear in The Chancellor's Budget Speech and  make 'Brexit' a 2/1 chance to get a mention, with 'Junior Doctors at 5/1, 'Boris' 7/1 - and  'Donald Trump' 33/1.

It is a 1/2 chance with Hills that Fuel Duty will be increased, and the same odds that Stamp Duty on Second Homes is also raised, while an increase in the 40% threshold for Income Tax is an 11/10 chance.

Hills make the Chancellor 8/11 to wear a Blue tie and odds-on at 8/11 to speak for 55 or more minutes.

GEORGE OSBORNE is 6/1 to cease to be Chancellor during 2016 with Hills who offer 7/1 2017; 9/1 2018; 3/1 2019; 5/4 2020; 7/1 2021+

OSBORNE is also no longer favourite to succeed David Cameron with William Hill who make him 11/4 second favourite behind new favourite Boris Johnson, who is 9/4.

CHANCELLOR TO MENTION THESE WORDS/PHRASES IN BUDGET SPEECH: 1/25 'Deficit'; 1/10 'Long Term Economic Plan'; 'Pensions' 'Referendum'; 1/8 'Northern Powerhouse'; 1/3 'British People'; 4/11 'Air Passenger Duty'; 1/2 'Eurozone'; 1/2 'Second Houses'; 4/7 'National Minimum Wage'; Evens 'Oil Prices'; 6/4 'Hard working families'; 2/1 'Brexit'; 2/1 'Migrants'; 3/1 'Scotland'; 4/1 'British Steel'; 5/1 'Junior Doctors'; 7/1 'Boris'; 25/1 'Turkey' ; 33/1 'Vladimir Putin'; 33/1 'Donald Trump'.

LENGTH OF BUDGET SPEECH ; 8/11 55+ MINS; Evens U55m.

COLOUR OR OSBORNE'S TIE...8/11 Blue; 7/2 Purple; 5/1 Green; 7/1 Grey; 12/1 Pink; 25/1 Yellow. Others on request.

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