Paddy Power – Philip Hammond’s ‘bantz budget’ sees Chancellor odds-on to be cut in 2018

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UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond was full of banter and punch-lines as he delivered Wednesday’s Autumn Budget, but Paddy Power Politics details that it could be ‘Spreadsheet Phil that becomes a laughing stock in the aftermath of his speech’.

The early Budget criticism is already enough for Paddy Power to make it odds-on for the Tory government to replace Hammond as Chancellor before 2018’s Autumn Budget (1/3).

Furthermore, Hammond has been widely criticised by Tory Party hardliners and Conservative media for pursuing a ‘Soft Brexit’.

In terms of a replacement, Paddy Power points to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt who was seen nodding along vigorously during Wednesday’s presentation, presumably safe in the knowledge that he’s the favourite to succeed Hammond (5/1).

Current Environment Secretary Michael Gove has made no secret of his desire to take on the role, is next in the betting (6/1), ahead of UK Communities Secretary Sajid Javid (7/1).

Updating the market, Spokesman Paddy Power detailed: “Philip Hammond was full of jokes as he delivered the Budget, but the immediate backlash suggest that it was a comedy of errors.

“We now make it odds-on that he won’t deliver next year’s Autumn Budget – which should, at least, free him up to launch a nationwide stand-up tour.”

Paddy Power Politics – Hammond Specials

1/3         Not to deliver the 2018 Autumn Budget
100/1     To launch a nationwide stand-up tour in 2018

Next UK Chancellor

5/1         Jeremy Hunt
6/1         Michael Gove
7/1         Sajid Javid
9/1         John McDonnell
9/1         Chris Grayling
10/1       David Gauke
10/1       Amber Rudd
33/1       Boris Johnson
50/1       David Davis

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