Tag Archives: Michael Gove

Boris Johnson tipped as new Tory leader as May steps down

Boris Johnson is the bookmakers’ favourite to be the next Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland after Theresa May confirmed she is to leave 10 Downing Street on 7 June. May made the announcement this morning after meeting Graham Brady of the 1922 Committee, the influential group of backbench MPs from May’s Conservative Party, after it became clear …

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Brexit Party tipped to gain majority as EU elections loom

With the UK European elections due to take place tomorrow, the newly-formed Brexit Party is tipped to gain the most seats with it being traded at 97 per cent on Smarkets. The eurosceptic party, fronted by Nigel Farage, has shaken up the market for the ‘most seats’ in the UK European elections. Smarkets detailed that while the party was originally …

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Brexit vote “really is the last chance” for May to assert leadership

Brexit has once again dominated the UK headlines, with questions now being raised as to who may be replacing Theresa May as Prime Minister if she is to step down. With MPs set to convene in the House of Commons this evening to vote yet again on Theresa May’s deal, it appears that the country is more divided than ever. …

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

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 …

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Paddy Power shortens odds on 2018 UK General Election as PM May faces party revolt

The pressure is mounting on embattled UK Prime Minister Theresa May, as Brexit negotiations head towards collapse, and rumours surface of a potential Conservative Party revolt against her leadership. Last week, the European Union’s Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier gave the UK government a two-week deadline in which to ‘clarify its stance on financial obligations and EU citizens’ rights’. Barnier warned the …

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William Hill – Cameron resignation sees Boris Johnson ‘even-money’ favourite for Tory Leadership

Following this morning’s official resignation by Prime Minister David Cameron,  William Hill has installed Boris Johnson as even-money favourite to become the next elected Conservative leader following David Cameron’s resignation. William Hill’s have cut Johnson’s odds from 11/4, and make Theresa May 7/2 second favourite, with Michael Gove 9/2, Andrea Leadson 12/1, Priti Patel and Stephen Crabb both 16/1; George …

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William Hill prices Cameron at 5/2 for ‘June Step Down’

As David Cameron faces the most significant week of his leadership term, with the UK heading for its EU Referendum next Thursday (23 June). Bookmaker William Hill has shortened the odds to 5/2 on Cameron standing down as PM before the end of June. Cameron has publically stated that he will remain as UK PM, regardless of Thursday’s Euro Referendum …

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William Hill – Heightened media coverage sees Michael Gove backed to be next Tory leader

William Hill has shortened the odds on Michael Gove becoming the next Conservative Party leader from 20/1 to 4/1 second favourite behind former London Mayor Boris Johnson. Gove and Johnson have become the Tory party faces of the ‘BREXIT’ campaign, arguing in favour of Britain leaving the European Union in the upcoming referendum on 23 June. At the forefront of …

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