Politics By Joe Crilly

Brexit Up In Flames? Politicians Top Celebrity Bonfire Betting…Modric In The Mix

The betting for this year’s Edenbridge Bonfire Society celebrity Guy has opened and the betting reflects what a turbulent political year we have had.


Theresa May is the 2/1 favourite at William Hill with Jean-Cluade Junker the 7/2 second favourite and Michel Barnier the 4/1 third favourite. It is not until you reach sixth favourite in the market, Luka Modric at 8/1, that you reach a non-politician.


“Ten of the top eleven names in our Edenbridge Bonfire betting are politicians and that is no surprise given the shambles that is taking place on these shores and on the continent,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “The lone non-politican out of those names is the man who was the catalyst of England’s heart-breaking World Cup exit.”


Who will be the Edenbridge Bonfire celebrity Guy: 2/1 Theresa May; 7/2 Jean-Claude Junker; 4/1 Michel Barnier; 6/1 Donald Tusk; 7/1 Jeremy Corbyn; 8/1 Luca Modric; 9/1 Boris Johnson; 10/1 Jacob Rees-Mogg; 14/1 Emmanuel Macron; 14/1 Michael Gove; 16/1 Nigel Farage; 16/1 Piers Morgan; 16/1 Sadiq Khan; 25/1 Conor McGregor; 25/1 Jose Mourinho; 25/1 Kay Burley; 25/1 Vladimir Putin; 33/1 Jeff Fairburn; 33/1 John Bercow; 33/1 Michael O’Leary; 33/1 Seann Walsh; 33/1 Sir Philip Green