Following on from the National Audit Office’s publication of the Â report into Universal Credit,Â we saw this
Iain Duncan Smith cut from 16/1 to 8/1 to be Next Cabinet Minister out. http://t.co/BjfT8LIPF6
— Ladbrokes Politics (@LadPolitics) September 5, 2013
I’ve been on longer odds on IDS, so I think the value has gone in this, however long standing and outstanding PB contributor, Peter from Putney suggested this bet earlier on today, which I think is a very good option, as Chief Whip isn’t a cabinet position.
For my money PP’s odds of 25/1 for Eric Pickles, tipped to take the non-cabinet position of Chief Whip, looks the best buy.
Note, Paddy Power’s ruling,Â Ministers leaving via reshuffle will be paid out at 1/5 of odds. PP decision final.
Other betting opportunities
Whilst The Sun (Â£Â£) have an interesting snippet, which Boris Johnson’s spokesman has denied, but remember the old quote, about not believing anything until it has been officially denied.
The story is that Â BORIS Johnson is considering running for a THIRD term as London boss.
Boris’ logic is that David Cameron could win a majority/remain PM post 2015, Cameron would be secure as Tory Leader and he doesn’t fancy serving under Dave as a Minister.
If you think Boris is right, there are some odds on him serving out a full term ,2/7 Â and 5/2 to win the London Mayoral in 2016, both with Corals, I think the odds are a bit mean.
If you think Boris’ logic is sound but that Dave won’t win a majority but remain PM, you may prefer to back the make up of the next government after the election, where a minority Tory government is 8/1, and Con/Lib coalition 9/1
As TGOHF points out, it is also worth looking at the Betfair most seats market.
Over at William Hill
As Labour face funding crisis No overall Maj now 11/8 fav for General Election outcome, Lab maj out to 6/4 from 6/5; Tory maj 11/4 from 3/1.
— William Hill (@sharpeangle) September 5, 2013