Politics By Graham Sharpe

4/1 Fillon Fights On......Brexit 2019 Odds-On

WITH FRANCOIS FILLON declaring that he will fight on in the race to become French President. bookmakers William Hill are quoting him at odds of 4/1 (20% chance) third favourite to win the contest.

He will have to defeat the 10/11 favourite Emmanuel Macron and 9/4 second favourite Marine Le Pen to achieve his aim. 'M Fillon is refusing to quit and he still has his supporters, but Marine Le Pen is the most popular candidate amongst political punters' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

WILLIAM HILL: NEXT FRENCH PRESIDENT: 10/11 Macron; 9/4 Le Pen; 4/1 Fillon; 5/1 Juppe; 33/1 Hamon; 66/1 Mellenchon.

CAN LORDS DELAY BREXIT?

DESPITE threats by members of the House of Lords to endeavour to delay Brexit, bookmakers William Hill are confident that Article 50 will be triggered before the end of March this year, offering 1/8 odds about that happening, and quoting 9/2 that it will happen later than that.

And Hills offer 4/11 that Brexit will become official in 2019; 11/4 in 2018 or earlier; and 7/1 not before 2020.

ARTICLE 50 TRIGGERED BY END OF MARCH 2017? 1/8 Yes; 9/2 No

UK TO OFFICIALLY DEPART EU?.......4/11 2019; 11/4 2018 or earlier; 7/1 2020 or later.

Further information.....Graham Sharpe.......Media Relations Director,......0780 3233702