Theresa May - Or May Not!
DESPITE ALMOST EVERY ANALYSIS suggesting that a 2017 General Election would result in a Tory landslide, bookmakers 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 favourite to be the year of the next General Election, with 2017 a 6/5 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.
'Theresa May is facing a stormy time over the execution of Brexit, but has insisted she will trigger Artcile 50 before the end of next March. We don't think she'll fancy an early Election with so much potentially at risk' 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.