As the night moves onward with nothing but uncertainty in the air, the grotesque face of Tory elitism, Boris Johnson, is eyeing up his chances of becoming Prime Minister.
Just before 10pm tonight, odds on Boris Johnson to take over from Theresa May as PM of the UK were 66/1. Now, in the aftermath of a shock exit-poll, the former Mayor of London is just 5/1.
Boris Johnson to be the next Prime Minister:
⏰ 5:30pm – 66/1
— Sky Bet (@SkyBet) June 8, 2017
When a confident Theresa May called the snap election back in April, her eyes were set on a Conservative landslide victory. The election was merely to secure her position as a Prime Minister with the people behind her.
But oh how the tides have changed with the exit-poll suggesting a minority win for the Conservatives meaning either a coalition, which is highly unlikely, a minority government, which is also unlikely, or another election.
It could be Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn as PM
— John Rentoul (@JohnRentoul) June 8, 2017
Boris Johnson is "already on manoeuvres" claims Tory MP, who says the foreign secretary is "sounding out" a few colleagues about leadership.
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) June 8, 2017
A spokesperson for SunBets said:
He has always been favourite to take over from May to be the next Conservative Leader at odds of 3/1 ahead of Phillip Hammond and Amber Rudd.
We are currently predicting a small Conservative overall majority so Boris may have to wait to move into his old mate Dave’s old house a little while longer.
As you can probably imagine, if May is unable to make significant gains on the 2015 election then confidence in her as the leader of this country will dwindle almost instantly.
On the other hand, Corbyn’s position as leader of the Labour Party seems very safe – according to Andrew Marr.
— Political Tumult (@PoliticalTumult) June 9, 2017
It’s going to be a long night.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.