Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour party in case you missed him, is favourite to become the next prime minister.
In the latest odds from British bookmakers, there are shorter odds on the Labour leader becoming prime minister than any Conservative candidate.
According to the bookies, he’s a more appealing prospect than the Tories, who’ve been in a bit of a pickle lately with Brexit and their forever floundering leader.
This from both Betfair and PaddyPower, among other bookies included in odds checkers. Corbyn is 6/1 to succeed Theresa May at No 10, according to Oddschecker, which compiles odds from all the leading bookies.
Their odds are better than leading Tory figures including bumbling Boris Johnson on 13/2, mean Michael Gove on 7/1 and Jeremy Hunt (you know) at 11/1.
It’s hardly surprising considering the past 48 hours at Westminster. Prime Minister Theresa May delivered a Wednesday night Brexit speech attacking parliament in the lead up to a possible third Commons defeat on her deal next week.
In other words, it’s a shit-show of three-ringed political circus.
Per the Independent, Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said:
If the odds are to be believed, May’s speech doesn’t seem to have done the trick. As far as the odds are concerned things are going from bad to worse for the prime minister.
Worse, it’s looking likely to continue, as the odds of general election taking place this year have been slashed, with Ladbrokes putting the chances at 5/4.
The odds are 5/2 of the next vote taking place in May.
Meanwhile, the Labour leader has threatened to call a fresh confidence vote in the government if Ms May’s deal fails to pass the Commons a third time.
Mr Corbyn said:
At that point the confidence motion would be appropriate. I think at that point we should say there has to be a general election.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) March 17, 2019
The worst is yet to come, folks. BRB, going Canada.
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