Politics By Graham Sharpe

Supreme Court Deliberates- Which way will appeal go? Can Boris survive as Foreign Sec until 2018?

FOLLOWING BORIS Johnson's latest gaffe, bookmakers William Hill have opened a book on whether he will remain Foreign Secretary throughout next year – and offer odds of 1/2 (66% chance) that he will – and 6/4 that he will not.

'Boris seems to thrive on courting controversy but is also a great political survivor' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

BORIS JOHNSON STILL FOREIGN SEC ON JAN 1, 2018? 1/2 yes; 6/4 no

BOOKMAKERS William Hill now offer odds of  5/2 (28% chance)  that the government will successfully win their Supreme Court Article 50 appeal – and 2/7 that they will lose it, following day four of the hearing.

William Hills offer Evens that Article 50 will be triggered before the end of next March, 8/11 that it will not be.