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Odds slashed on 2019 General Election

September 2nd, 2019 Home, Politics, Press Release

The odds on a third general election within four years have been slashed, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson made his latest statement surrounding Brexit.

Mr Johnson insisted that he is determined to make sure the United Kingdom leave the European Union by the deadline of the end of the October, and he called on his own MPs not to back a motion being put forward to delay Brexit further.

MPs are set to put present legislation on Tuesday, when they return from their summer break, to try and prevent Mr Johnson pushing through a ‘no deal’ Brexit, should negotiations with the EU over a new deal fail in the coming weeks.

But Mr Johnson has called on rebel Tory MPs not to back Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s plans as it will ‘cut off’ the Government’s legs in terms of negotiating with the EU and if that does happen he looks set to call a snap election which would go ahead on October 14th, and he has already warned any MP going against him will be kicked out of the party.

Despite the issues with parliament, Johnson also believes that he would win an election with the polls and odds suggesting an increased majority for the Conservatives.

OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton commented: “Bookmakers are convinced that we have another election coming and it is a low as 1/10 in places, with some even suspending their markets.

“But if we look at the other odds, it is also odds-on that the UK leave with a deal in 2019, so it could very well end up being a very good 2019 for Boris.”

Selected odds

Year of next General Election:
2019 – 1/4
2020 – 10/3
2021 – 40/1

General Election winner odds:
Conservatives – 4/11
Labour – 3/1
Liberal Democrats – 11/1
Brexit Party – 16/1

UK to Leave the EU in 2019:
Yes – 4/6
No – 6/5

No Deal Brexit:
To leave with a deal – 4/6
To leave without a deal – 11/10

*Odds correct at time of writing

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