Paddy Power Politics has installed UK Foreign Affairs Secretary Boris Johnson as the clear 11/4 market favourite to become the next Conservative cabinet minister to leave/resign from their post of duty.
Johnson came under fire this weekend, following the publication of his Daily Telegraph opinion piece ‘My Vision for a Bold & Thriving Britain, enabled by Brexit’, in which the secretary repeated his claim that ‘£350 million a week could be freed up by Brexit for the NHS’.
The claim would be criticised by UK government organisations and Johnson detractors, stating that the Foreign Affairs Secretary had again purposely misused official government statistics to drive his agenda.
Furthermore, internal Tory Party pressure has mounted on Johnson as cabinet colleagues have detailed that Johnson’s Telegraph article directly undermined PM Theresa May’s efforts to progress with tough EU-exit negotiations.
UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd told BBC Politics that Johnson was attempting to ‘back seat driving’ Brexit negotiations tactics and that his intervention was unneeded
The all-encompassing subject matter of Brexit has deeply divided the Conservative Party, with Paddy Power now placing ‘Bojo’ at 11/4 to leave his role as Foreign Secretary before any other cabinet member departs. PM Theresa May next in the betting at 5/1 .
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond (7/1), Party Chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin (10/1), and Education Secretary Justine Greening (11/1) are next in the Paddy Power betting markets.
Politics Spokesman Paddy Power commented on Johnson’s position: “The pressure is mounting to force Boris Johnson out – something he’ll know plenty about having spearheaded the UK’s Brexit campaign.
“I’m not sure he’ll be too worried about being our favourite to leave his cabinet position next – after all, he clearly has eyes on a different job, anyway.”
Paddy Power ‘Next Cabinet Minister to Leave’
11/4 Boris Johnson
5/1 Theresa May
7/1 Philip Hammond
10/1 Sir Patrick McLoughlin
11/1 Justine Greening
12/1 Liam Fox
14/1 Michael Gove
14/1 Chris Grayling