Politics By Graham Sharpe

In It For The Long Haul? Maybe...

WILLIAM HILL are offering odds of 5/4 against a 2017 General Election, and believe Theresa May will be around as PM for some years yet, quoting her at 4/9 still to be running the country on December 21, 2020 - 13/8 not to be.

And Hills think Theresa May will take the UK out of the EU in 2019, making that year 1/2 to be the one in which Brexit becomes official.

It is 8/11 that Article 50 will be triggered before the end of March, 2017, Even money that it will not.

'Theresa May sounds determined that she will deliver full Brexit in 2019, and seems likely not to risk an Election - albeit she would probably win it - before 2020' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

WILLIAM HILL... NEXT GENERAL ELECTION?... 4/5 2020; 5/4 2017; 8/1 2018; 14/1 2019; 500/1 2016.

WHO'LL WIN NEXT GE? 8/11 Tory outright majority; 13/8 Hung Parli; 6/1 Lab overall maj

WHEN WILL UK BE OUT OF EU? 1/2 2019; 9/4 2020 or later; 6/1 2018 or earlier

ARTICLE 50 TRIGGERED BEFORE END MARCH 2017?- 8/11 Yes; Evens No