Politics By Graham Sharpe

Blair Preparing Parliamentary Comeback?

FOLLOWING Tony Blair's Brexit speech, bookmakers William Hill are offering odds of 16/1 that the former Prime Minister will stand for election at the next General Election.

And despite Blair's call for people to 'rise up' in protest at the Brexit verdict, William Hill offer odds of 1/8 that Theresa May will trigger Article 50 by the end of March, (9/2 not to) and 4/11 that the UK will officially depart the EU in 2019 (11/4 2018 or earlier; 7/1 2020 or later.

WILLIAM HILL: BY ELECTION ODDS.....Stoke: 1/2 Lab; 13/8 Ukip; 33/1 Con, LD......Copeland: 1/3 Con; 9/4 Lab; 33/1 LD, Ukip.

Further information......Graham Sharpe. Media Relations Director, William Hill.......07803233702