Politics By Graham Sharpe

Parliamentary Article 50 Vote Is Odds On

BOOKMAKERS WILLIAM HILL are offering odds of 8/11 (57% chance) that Parliament will vote on Article 50 before the end of next year and Even money that there will not be such a vote.

But despite suggestions that a 2017 General Election would result in a Tory landslide,William Hill still believe that Theresa May is unlikely to take the plunge, and will instead wait until 2020 to go to the country, despite the Brexit furore.

Hills make 2020 10/11(52% chance)  favourite to be the year of the next General Election, with 2017 a 6/5 (45%) chance; 2018 8/1.

And Hills are offering odds of 8/11 that Theresa May WILL trigger Article 50 before the end of March next year, Even money that it will not be triggered by then.

The Conservatives are 8/11with William Hill to win the next General Election with an overall majority, with a Hung Parliament the second favourite outcome at 13/8 and a Labour overall majority quoted at 6/1.

'Although Theresa May will come under pressure to call a snap General Election next year, we're betting she'll resist the temptation' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

WHEN WILL UK OFFICIALLY LEAVE EU? 1/2 2019; 9/4 2020 OR LATER; 6/1 2018 OR EARLIER

WILL ARTICLE 50 BE TRIGGERED BEFORE APRIL 1, 2017......8/11 YES; EVENS NO.

NEXT GENERAL ELECTION; 10/11 2020; 6/5 2017; 8/1 2018. Others on request.

NEXT GENERAL ELECTION RESULT- 8/11 Con overall maj; 13/8 Hung Parl; 6/1 Lab overall maj.

RICHMOND PARK BY ELECTION...1/2 Goldsmith; 6/4 Lib Dems