Politics Betting: General Election Odds & Next Party Leader Betting

Compare General Election odds plus next Conservative and Labour leader betting plus more. Claim the best bookmakers’ free bets.

General Election – Party To Win Most Seats Odds
To Get Most Seats Betting; click best odds bold.

Bet365SkyBetCoralBetfredWilliam HillBoylesportsLadbrokesPaddy PowerBetVictor
Conservative1/25 1/25 1/20 1/20 1/25 1/20 1/16 1/25 1/20
Labour14/1 14/1 12/1 14/1 12/1 10/1 8/1 12/1 10/1
Liberal Democrat66/1 50/1 50/1 40/1 25/1 33/1 33/1 66/1 22/1
Greens500/1 500/1 500/1 500/1 200/1 200/1 500/1 500/1 200/1
UKIP750/1 500/1 200/1 500/1 66/1 50/1 100/1 500/1 100/1

General Election – Overall Majority Odds
Overall Majority Betting; click best odds bold.

Bet365SkyBetCoralBetfredWilliam HillBoylesportsLadbrokesPaddy PowerBetVictor
Conservative Majority1/9 1/9 1/8 1/8 1/12 1/8 1/8 1/14
No Overall Majority13/2 6/1 7/1 13/2 6/1 5/1 6/1 6/1
Labour Majority40/1 33/1 20/1 33/1 20/1 20/120/1 20/1
Any Other Majority150/1
Lib Dem Majority150/1 100/1 100/1 40/1 50/1 66/1 100/1
Green Party Majority1000/1 1000/1 300/1 1000/1 1000/1 <

Next Conservative Party Leader Betting
To Be Next Tory Leader Odds; click best odds bold.

Bet365SkyBetCoralBetfredWilliam HillBoylesportsLadbrokesPaddy PowerBetVictor
Boris Johnson9/2 9/2 5/1 5/1
Phillip Hammond6/1 6/1 10/1 7/1
Amber Rudd14/1 10/1 16/1 14/1
Sajid Javid16/1 14/1 16/1 14/1
Ruth Davidson20/1 14/1 22/1 20/1
George Osborne25/1 20/1 14/1 14/1
James Brokenshire28/1
Liz Truss20/1 33/1 25/1 25/1
Jeremy Hunt25/1 25/1 28/1 25/1
Justine Greening25/1 33/1 25/1 25/1
Dominic Rabb20/1 33/1 40/1 40/1
Michael Gove16/1 33/1 25/1 25/1
Stephen Crabb25/1 25/1 33/1 40/1
Matthew Hancock40/1 33/1 40/1 40/1
Greg Clark40/1 50/1 50/1 50/1
Jesse Norman33/1 40/1 50/1 50/1
Priti Patel20/1 33/1 33/1 33/1
Andrea Leadsom50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1
Greg Hands40/1 50/1
James Cleverly40/1 50/1 40/1 40/1
Jeremy Gauke50/1
Johnny Mercer16/1 25/1
Graham Brady50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1
Sarah Wollaston66/1
Adam Afriyie66/1 50/1
Nick Herbert66/1 66/1 66/1 66/1
Robert Halfon66/1 66/1 50/1 40/1
Kwasi Kwarteng33/1 66/1 50/1 66/1
Daniel Hannan66/1 50/1 66/1 66/1
David Davis40/1 40/1 50/1
Rory Stewart33/1 66/1 66/1 66/1
Michael Fallon50/1 50/1 66/1 50/1
Tobias Ellwood66/1 66/1
Chris Grayling80/1 50/1 50/1 50/1
Nicky Morgan80/1 66/1 40/1 50/1
David Liddington80/1
Anna Soubry80/1 80/1 66/1 100/1
Mark Harper66/1 100/1
Zac Goldsmith100/1 66/1 100/1 50/1
Nick Boles100/1 100/1 80/1 50/1
Maria Miller100/1 100/1 80/1 66/1
Penny Mordaunt50/1 100/1 66/1 40/1
Jacob Rees-Mogg100/1 66/1 50/1 66/1
Liam Fox33/1 100/1 80/1 66/1
Grant Shapps100/1 100/1 66/1 50/1
Owen Paterson100/1 100/1 80/1 100/1
Karen Bradley100/1
Philip Davies100/1
Theresa Villiers100/1 100/1
Ken Clarke150/1
Iain Duncan Smith150/1 100/1 150/1 50/1
David Cameron150/1 150/1 100/1 66/1
Douglas Carswell
Nigel Farage100/1 33/1 20/1

Next Labour Leader Betting
To Be Next Labour Leader Odds; click best odds bold.

Bet365SkyBetCoralBetfredWilliam HillBoylesportsLadbrokesPaddy PowerBetVictor
Yvette Cooper9/2 4/1 4/1 9/2 7/2 4/1 10/3 4/1
Keir Starmer6/1 11/2 5/1 5/1 4/1 11/2 5/1 5/1
Clive Lewis12/1 12/1 10/1 12/1 7/1 10/1 7/1 7/1
Lisa Nandy11/1 11/1 12/1 12/1 14/1 12/1 12/1 14/1
Chuka Umunna14/1 11/1 16/1 16/1 16/1 14/1 12/1 14/1
Dan Jarvis14/1 16/1 12/1 16/1 12/1 14/1 14/1 12/1
David Miliband18/1 12/1 8/1 12/1 12/1 16/1 12/1 12/1
John McDonnell20/1 18/1 20/1 20/1 20/1 18/1 16/1 20/1
Emily Thornberry16/1 20/1 20/1 25/1 20/1 25/1
Hilary Benn25/1 20/1 25/1 25/1 25/1 20/1 20/1 20/1
Tom Watson16/1 18/1 33/1 25/1 20/1 28/1 20/1 20/1
Angela Rayner22/1 33/1 20/1 25/1 25/1 18/1 20/1
Rebecca Long-Bailey33/1 28/1 12/1 25/1 14/1 14/1
Stephen Kinnock33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 18/1 33/1
Heidi Alexander25/1 50/1 33/1 33/1 33/1 33/1
Jonathan Ashworth25/1 40/1 50/1 50/1 50/1
Stella Creasy40/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 40/1 50/1 50/1
Jess Phillips50/1 50/1 66/1 66/1 66/1 66/1
Sadiq Khan66/1 50/1 33/1 33/1 25/1 33/1 40/1 33/1
Barry Gardiner66/1 50/1
Ed Balls50/1 66/1 50/1 50/1 33/1 33/1 33/1
Rachel Reeves80/1 50/1 50/1 66/1 50/1 66/1 80/1 66/1
Richard Burgon66/1 80/1 50/1 50/1 33/1 50/1
Diane Abbott66/1 80/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 66/1
Owen Smith80/1 80/1 50/1 66/1 50/1 80/1 25/1 50/1
Chi Onwurah66/1 80/1 50/1 50/1 50/1
Neil Coyle100/1 100/1 100/1
Harriet Harman100/1 100/1 100/1 100/1 66/1 66/1 50/1 80/1
33Owen Smith100/1
Andy Burnham100/1 100/1 33/1 40/1 40/1 50/1 20/1 40/1
Jim McMahon50/1 80/1 66/1 66/1 66/1 100/1
Ed Miliband80/1 100/1 66/1 66/1 66/1
Lousie Haigh100/1
Wes Streeting100/1 100/1 66/1
Gisela Stuart100/1 66/1 66/1 66/1
Tristram Hunt100/1 66/1 66/1
Ian Lavery100/1
Jeremy Corbyn100/1
Paul Mason100/1
Peter Kyle100/1
Shami Chakrabarti100/1
Kate Osamor100/1 100/1
David Lammy100/1 100/1 100/1
Ann Coffey125/1
Kerry McCarthy100/1 150/1
Angela Eagle100/1 150/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 50/1 33/1 40/1
Lucy Powell80/1 150/1 66/1 100/1 100/1 80/1 100/1 100/1
Caroline Flint80/1 150/1 100/1 100/1 100/1 80/1 100/1
Liz Kendall100/1 150/1 50/1 66/1 50/1 50/1 66/1
Jon Trickett100/1 150/1
Maria Eagle80/1 150/1 100/1 100/1
Alan Johnson150/1 50/1 66/1 50/1 50/1 66/1 66/1
Chris Leslie100/1 150/1 100/1 100/1 100/1 100/1 80/1 100/1
Chris Bryant80/1 150/1 100/1 100/1 100/1 125/1
Luciana Berger100/1 150/1 100/1 100/1 100/1
Seema Malhotra150/1 100/1 100/1
Shabana Mahmood100/1 150/1
Rushanara Ali100/1 150/1 100/1
Jonathan Reynolds100/1 200/1 100/1 100/1 100/1 66/1
Mary Creagh100/1 200/1 100/1 100/1 100/1 100/1 100/1
Simon Danczuk200/1 200/1 200/1
Dawn Butler200/1
John Woodcock100/1 200/1
Gloria de Piero80/1 200/1 100/1 100/1 100/1 100/1 100/1
Meg Hillier100/1 200/1 100/1
Vernon Coaker200/1 100/1 100/1
Michale Dugher200/1 100/1 100/1 100/1 66/1 100/1
Rosie Winterton100/1 200/1 100/1
Margaret Hodge100/1 200/1 125/1
Matthew Pennycock100/1 200/1
Gordon Brown200/1 175/1
Owen Jones200/1
Tony Blair200/1 100/1 50/1 80/1 80/1 80/1

Next Labour Leader Election Odds: Hoist By Its Own Petard

It is a two-horse race, but there will only be one result if the next Labour Leader Election betting odds are to be believed, writes Ross.

Jeremy Corbyn may have no support from his MPs, but it is the Labour Party members who actually vote and they have been swelled by huge numbers of motivated new members who want to support their man. It seems like the Labour Party is being hijacked by socialists, when they were doing so well reinventing themselves as the left-wing of the Tory party.

It seems a strange state of affairs given Jeremy Corbyn was originally nominated by 35 Labour MPs when he stood – and won – the first time around. Then it was just a nice patronising thing to do for a harmless old man who reminded them of what a true socialist looked like. Obviously Brexit was never going to happen, the Millenium Bug would destroy modern civilisation and Corbyn could never win and ruin their Labour Party.

So if anyone in Labour wants to blame someone for the strength of Jeremy Corbyn’s position, here is a little reminder of some of the 35 MPs (famously branded ‘morons’ by a Blair advisor) who nominated Corbyn in the first place: Margaret Beckett, the late Jo Cox, Jon Cruddas, Frank Field, Sadiq Khan (now Mayor of London!), Emily Thornberry and David Lammy.

We will excuse two or three of them, such as Diane Abbott who was always a genuine supporter of her man, from the category of ‘total fools.’ But 30 MPs, who openly did not support Corbyn, put him in the race for leader in the expectation he could not possibly win and that it would be a laugh. It was a great gesture from the middle class Champagne socialists (stand up Sadiq Khan) and it would demonstrate how inclusive they were, with no intention of him actually being allowed on their gravy train. Now he is driving it off the rails.

These MPs are the brainless numbskulls who continue to represent vast areas of the country and one of those idiots is now Mayor of London!

Here at JustBookies, we are not passing judgment on Corbyn and his views, but anyone who would deliberately nominate someone whose ideology they oppose has to be utterly stupid. Therein lies the root cause of the Labour Party’s woes – they just can’t get the staff. It is proof that even if you don’t pay peanuts, you can end up with monkeys.

So, anyone dissatisfied with the mess Labour are in, don’t blame poor old Jeremy Corbyn. Blame the 35 MPs who put him on the ballot paper in the first place. Also, perhaps blame the system that allows anyone to join the Labour membership long after the election has been called and cast their vote. It is a system ripe for manipulation and Labour has been hoist by its own petard.

So now a heavy favourite in the next Labour Leader odds, Corbyn looks likely to be returned Party leader by the election and lead a mutinous band of MPs who despise him.

We know very little about Owen Smith, but all those lining up to face Corbyn were fairly motley. Angela Eagle, deeply unimpressive in front of the cameras, seemed like a joke candidate but is apparently well respected within Labour. Owen Smith appears no better.

Smith has done little to appeal as anything other than a complete lightweight. He has promised a shadow cabinet of 50% women. In the politically correct world of middle-class ‘socialist’ politicians, this disdain for a meritocracy masquerades as progression. People should and do rise by their own merit – the best person for the job is democracy, not promoting people on the basis of their chromosomes. But Labour and democracy have always had a long-distance relationship.

Fielding poor candidates for the top jobs is not a problem unique to Labour, after all the Tories nearly got the deluded Andrea Leadsom. She famously tried to make a national newspaper apologise for quoting her exact words and engaged in a late night Twitter spat, like all great statesmen. Even after her ‘mistake’ became public, she still thought she was right – and that was the truly worrying thing. There are a lot of people in life who have a fairly loose relationship with reality but the ratio seems to strengthen in politics. We never thought we would be grateful for Theresa May!

US Presidential Election Odds: Hillary odds-on to trump Donald

In similar vein, who thought all right-minded people would want to see Hillary Clinton win the next US Presidential election? Fortunately she is a strong favourite in the odds, at the time of writing, but that is no guide to success judged by recent election results.

As those 35 Labour MPs should have learned by now, but are too arrogant to have taken the lesson, there is no such thing as a certainty in betting. For that is what they were doing – betting their entire Party on the fact that Jeremy Corbyn could not win the leadership.

Anyway, let us return to a more dangerous character than any mentioned thus far, Donald Trump. This egotist will be an obvious threat to world peace, yet has supporters by the million. Like Corbyn has blown apart Labour, the fallout for the Republican Party when Trump loses should be devastating. If he wins everyone else will lose out.

Turning to the notion of the next US President odds and betting, it has been stated that demographics should defeat Trump and hand the race to an almost equally unpopular Hillary Clinton.

Apparently there are enough racial and socio-economic groups that Trump has offended to ensure, in theory, that he gets beaten in the race for the White House. Let us hope so. However, as we have seen already, never under-estimate the human desire to be that turkey voting for Christmas.

So looking at these two political elections, here at JustBookies we expect the odds-on shots to justify their place in the betting markets and win. One will get rewarded with the rarefied confines of the White House and the other a seething Labour Party, frankly we are amazed Corbyn has the stomach for the fight.

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79 Responses to Politics Betting: General Election Odds & Next Party Leader Betting

  1. Roberto June 23, 2016 at 10:39 am #

    Guess what guys I have just been to vote. I asked if I could use a pen to vote instead of the pencils provided. I was told it would be at my own risk and that they were told only to supply pencils. Why would they want you to vote with a pencil in such an important referendum ?

  2. MIKE AITKEN June 23, 2016 at 12:01 am #

    We where once little pockets of people, like “Wessex” and many others, we grew (Despite all those against) and became England. Then dispite all those against (again) We became the United Kingdom. We have maintained our “Local” identity with all of England, Wales and Northern Ireland qualifying for the last 16 in Europe (Sorry that those who are not interested in Football)

    in100 years time our relatives will be saying what was all that XXXX in 2016 about our future.

    We now have peace and are leading the Worlds trade, we will have defeated isis because we are united.

    The European Union needs a lot of reform, but it is the only way for our future.


  3. David, Staffs June 22, 2016 at 11:02 pm #

    Vote leave if you want the asylum camps in Northern France to move to Kent as the French no longer allow us to place our border the other side of the channel and asylum seekers simply buy a ferry ticket to get to the UK and become our problem.
    Vote leave if you want lower wages driven by recession and higher levels of unemployment.
    Vote leave if you want poorer NHS service.
    Vote leave if you want to be the catalyst to placing at risk sixty years of peace across Western Europe.
    Vote leave to gamble with our children’s future.
    Or vote remain to avoid the above.

  4. David, Staffs June 22, 2016 at 10:52 pm #

    Vote leave if you want less immigration? The recession that follows such a vote will at least ensure this will become a reality as we become less attractive to potential immigrants. Freedom of movement works both ways. Vote leave and you will restrict our children’s future choices and those of 1.2 million Brits living/working in EU.

    PS – the asylum seeker camps in Northern France will all move to Kent. The French have kindly allowed us to have our border in France. That will immediately change and asylum seekers will simply need to buy a ticket on a ferry to get to Britain and they are then our problem far more than they are today.

    Want higher unemployment, recession (both leading to lower wages) and higher taxes combined with deteriorating NHS service? Is that a price worth paying for a tiny reduction in immigration? If so vote leave.

  5. Mark Eden June 22, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

    Ross is wrong about everything he has written above.
    Voters will decide to remain, Boris will be the next PM, and if Ross thinks he’s untalented, he must be blind. Boris is extremely talented but disguises it to avoid being grouped with all the other grey politicians … smart guy.
    He’ll be the voters choice, why? Because he’s different – simple.
    I bet I’m right on both of these – we’ll see. I’ll be back to you in a year or two to collect my winnings.

    • Mark Lee June 30, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

      Oh dear !! Did you put money on England in the Euros ?

  6. Jim Doe June 22, 2016 at 1:36 pm #

    This Morning 22/06/16 Mr Farage stated on BBC TV that as a member of the EU the UK can not make separate trade deals with countries outside the EU. On several occasions over the past few weeks Brexit including Mr Farage has said – do you really think that Germany would not want to continue to sell their BMW’s to the UK in view of the trade deficit the UK runs with them? so which way is it then? In The Big debate Giselle (sorry if the spelling is wrong) went on, on several occasions about the plight of the young people of Greece and how sorry she felt for them, However, she is still happy to pull the rug out and make matters even worse for them!

  7. Pete L June 22, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

    I have an interesting fact. Did you know that in 2013 foreign exchange transactions were running at 5.3 trillion dollars a DAY!!!! That is $5,300,000,000,000,000. Most of these transactions go through London and the U.K. takes a very, very, very small percentage as a charge for facilitating them. As Part of the EEC we give our European cousins a bit of a discount as we are part of an ECONOMIC Community. If we leave on Thursday they will no longer get it! Can anyone see a primary reason why they really do not want us to leave!!!

  8. Marcus Foster June 22, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

    BIG EU Membership lies!

    1. Britain couldn’t trade with Europe if it left the EU – Bullshit! The EU sells a lot more to us than we do to them. A trade deficit of over £109BILLION in 2014. It is unlikely that the EU would seek to disrupt a trade which is so benificial to itself. Studies indicate that leaving the EU would make no difference and may even open up new international opportunities

    2. Britain could not survive outside a trading bloc. – Rubbish. Major economies such as Japan are not in a trading bloc. The EU is a world ecconomic black spot. It’s share of world GDP is forecast to decline to 15% in 2020 down from 26% in 1980. Norway, Iceland and Switzerland are not in the EU and they export more per capita to the EU than the UK does.

    3. Outside the EU the UK must implement regulations without having a say – We have very little say within the EU and would have far more leverage as an independant sovereign nation and the worlds 6th largest economy.

    4. The EU will get more democratic – This is impossible! The European Parliament has no powers to legislate or change how the EU operates

    5. You won’t be able to travel around Europe without EU “Free Movement” – People travelled around Europe before “free movement” rules were introduced in 2004 and people will still be able to travel between countries if Britain withdraws from the EU


    Cadbury moved factory to Poland 2011 with EU grant.
    Ford Transit moved to Turkey 2013 with EU grant.
    Jaguar Land Rover has recently agreed to build a new plant in Slovakia with EU grant, owned by Tata, the same company who have trashed our steel works and emptied the workers pension funds.
    Peugeot closed its Ryton (was Rootes Group) plant and moved production to Slovakia with EU grant.
    British Army’s new Ajax fighting vehicles to be built in SPAIN using SWEDISH steel at the request of the EU to support jobs in Spain with EU grant, rather than Wales.
    Dyson gone to Malaysia, with an EU loan.
    Crown Closures, Bournemouth (Was METAL BOX), gone to Poland with EU grant, once employed 1,200.
    M&S manufacturing gone to far east with EU loan.
    Hornby models gone. In fact all toys and models now gone from UK along with the patents all with with EU grants.
    Gillette gone to eastern Europe with EU grant.
    Texas Instruments Greenock gone to Germany with EU grant.
    Indesit at Bodelwyddan Wales gone with EU grant.
    Sekisui Alveo said production at its Merthyr Tydfil Industrial Park foam plant will relocate production to Roermond in the Netherlands, with EU funding.
    Hoover Merthyr factory moved out of UK to Czech Republic and the Far East by Italian company Candy with EU backing.
    ICI integration into Holland’s AkzoNobel with EU bank loan and within days of the merger, several factories in the UK, were closed, eliminating 3,500 jobs
    Boots sold to Italians Stefano Pessina who have based their HQ in Switzerland to avoid tax to the tune of £80 million a year, using an EU loan for the purchase.
    JDS Uniphase run by two Dutch men, bought up companies in the UK with £20 million in EU ‘regeneration’ grants, created a pollution nightmare and just closed it all down leaving 1,200 out of work and an environmental clean-up paid for by the UK tax-payer. They also raided the pension fund and drained it dry.
    UK airports are owned by a Spanish company.
    Scottish Power is owned by a Spanish company.
    Most London buses are run by Spanish and German companies.
    The Hinkley Point C nuclear power station to be built by French company EDF, part owned by the French government, using cheap Chinese steel that has catastrophically failed in other nuclear installations. Now EDF say the costs will be double or more and it will be very late even if it does come online.
    Swindon was once our producer of rail locomotives and rolling stock. Not any more, it’s Bombardier in Derby and due to their losses in the aviation market, that could see the end of the British railways manufacturing altogether even though Bombardier had EU grants to keep Derby going which they diverted to their loss-making aviation side in Canada.
    39% of British invention patents have been passed to foreign companies, many of them in the EU
    The Mini cars that Cameron stood in front of as an example of British engineering, are built by BMW mostly in Holland and Austria. His campaign bus was made in Germany even though we have Plaxton, Optare, Bluebird, Dennis etc., in the UK. The bicycle for the Greens was made in the far east, not by Raleigh UK but then they are probably going to move to the Netherlands too as they have said recently.

    Anyone who thinks the EU is good for British industry or any other business simply hasn’t paid attention to what has been systematically asset-stripped from the UK. Name me one major technology company still running in the UK, I used to contract out to many, then the work just dried up as they were sold off to companies from France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, etc., and now we don’t even teach electronic technology for technicians any more, due to EU regulations.

    I haven’t detailed our non-existent fishing industry the EU paid to destroy, nor the farmers being paid NOT to produce food they could sell for more than they get paid to do nothing, don’t even go there.
    I haven’t mentioned what it costs us to be asset-stripped like this, nor have I mentioned immigration, nor the risk to our security if control of our armed forces is passed to Brussels or Germany.

    Find something that’s gone the other way, I’ve looked and I just can’t. If you think the EU is a good idea,
    1/ You haven’t read the party manifesto of The European Peoples’ Party.
    2/ You haven’t had to deal with EU petty bureaucracy tearing your business down.
    3/ You don’t think it matters.

    • Frank June 22, 2016 at 7:06 pm #

      The political, economic, social and cultural aims of the EU, since its inception, have been the most important issue… Economic integration has led, and will continue to expand across Europe (and hopefully the globe, one day) to bring prosperity in the form of well-being – not wealth for the few….

      Bleating about Brussels imposing laws on the UK is odd when most of what we are subject to is about rights: employment rights, consumer rights, human rights, etc., environmental protection, and so on… the list of benefits is endless, the email space is not!

      Look on the back of your twenty pound note and you’ll find Adam Smith – the 19th Century philosopher/ political economist and ethicist who is the architect of industrial/ modern capitalism and the founding father of Conservative party values…. He promoted and supported and campaigned for capitalism with a moral sentiment, and system of ENLIGHTENED self interest – not rampant ‘I’m ok ‘Jonny foreigner’ selfish, assinine contempt and indifference to the challenges facing others…

      Boris and Gove would like a globalised free market they can use to trample out any chance of any form of collective aims designed to ensure collective welfare and well-being in Europe or anywhere else… Adam Smith would deplore how they have bastardised his vision of the quest for “the greatest good for the greatest number”, which he saw as the purpose of enterprise, entrepreneurship and economic opportunity. The invisible hand of the market, was not, however, for Smith an end in itself….. Welfare and well-being, the commonweal as it was termed in its original inception in the English Civil War is what we have been driving for for centuries…. We should export this through membership of a Europe that needs us to lead on this most noble human/ British endeavour, an Enlightened / Enlightenment virtue which is long in the tooth in history and culture of the island of ours…. we never have been isolationists, we can’t afford to be and nor should we want to be. we have an important role to play in Europe and in the world and long may it last!!!!

    • BobD June 23, 2016 at 7:37 pm #

      Marcus Foster, How do you explain GB’s rise to 5th in the world’s economy from a much lower position some years ago? How do you explain the fact there are now more people (mostly in decent jobs) in employment than ever before? Both done while in the EU!

  9. Pete June 22, 2016 at 6:02 am #

    Where is the best place to make our laws, here or in Brussels? Who can we hold to account if we don’t like the laws made in Brussels? If we remain in Europe then we are bound by every 28 way compromise they come up with. Turkey will be a full member within 5 years, mark my words, pushing the eu border out as far as Syria. Anyone who thinks remaining on that basis should get a check up from the neck up!
    If we leave we could still adopt any eu laws into our own law we wanted. To suggest employment legislation would be thrown in the bin en masses for example is ludicrous, but what we could have is law specifically tailored to our needs in these islands. If the loony left want a communist utopia here put some proposals in a manifesto and get a mandate at a general election. Yes Boris is a clown, Cameron lies like a cheap watch, Farage is hopeless, Osborne is boring, Gove is plain nasty. I don’t dive a toss about them, they are transient. This is longer term, and in the long run we will be better off out even though I have no doubt it would be painful in the short term. This nation is not so crap it can’t stand on its own? After all, this eu is absolutely not what my parents were sold in 1975. Staying in is the biggest risk of all, come out and control our own destiny, for better or worse we would have it in our own hands to succeed.

  10. John Parsons June 21, 2016 at 10:08 pm #

    It is depressing that domestic issues are sidelining the under-debated global issues which trouble us. Immigration will not be solved if Brexit should win as any new bilateral trade agreements with the EU will require freedom of movement a la Switzerland, Norway etc. Fishing: the quotas granted to UK fisherman were sold to the smart folks such as the Spanish so no change possible there. Whoever is the next USA President is likely to minimise financial contributions to NATO, and focus on Asia so we need to work on defence and security with Europe. Lastly the economic shock will have an impact on us all whether pensioners or the future value of pension rights for those in work. So for goodness sake vote REMAIN. There is no way the folks who harp back to what used to be pre the EU can ever have their wishful thinking restored by Brexit.

    • Roberto June 22, 2016 at 9:29 am #

      Oh John you are really angry, why are you so worried about what other people think. I wonder why there is an age gap in the remain and leave camps. If there was a referendum of just voters over the age of 40 it would be a landslide for leave, it’s only the young voters who as I said before have been indoctrinated in the schools and universities who want to remain. So are you saying that all voters over 40 are racists. Just think of who you have been listening to recently.

  11. Shaune M June 21, 2016 at 9:06 pm #

    Vote to leave the EU and you are voting for job losses, price rises and an uncertain future as regards security and trade to name but two. The country and especially the NHS would collapse without migrants. Please vote to remain in the EU.

  12. Martini June 21, 2016 at 6:09 pm #

    Please STAY, it would be madness to follow Boris, Gove, IDS and Farage. They ALL want to privatise the NHS!

  13. Phil L June 21, 2016 at 4:59 pm #

    I watched the news in Italy last week. Pretty well every interview with politicians from all over Europe had them bricking the fact that we might leave. Its far more in their interest that we stay in.
    They couldn’t survive without our financial contributions.

    If we vote stay there will be a whole raft of unpleasant legislation from them, If we vote leave they’ll be begging us to reconsider and we might get some concessions that Diddy Dave couldn’t.

  14. Tom L June 21, 2016 at 11:19 am #

    Remaining in will reduce us to a representive size and we will disappear as Great Britain

    • Roberto June 21, 2016 at 2:23 pm #

      How old are you Tom, old enough to remember what it was like before we joined the ECM, I doubt it.

      I wonder if you are a student who has been indoctrinated by University lecturers and the remain crew they have lnvited in to scare you into voting for remain, just as the Labour Party have been doing since the sixties when they pushed out all the old teachers in schools.

      If so shame on you Tom for preaching something that you know nothing about.

      Will you stand up and be counted 5 years down the line when the Euro collapses, I doubt you will have the guts to even admit you voted to remain.

      • John June 21, 2016 at 11:28 pm #

        Really – you berate somebody because they choose not to agree with your ignorant, bigoted position. Will be so glad when this referendum is over… trust the British people will have the good common sense to vote remain and hopefully all the Brexiteers will crawl back under the rocks from which they emerged when Farage and his racist mob started playing the immigration card as being the issue behind every problem we face. Another politician did the same thing with great success back in the 1920s and 1930s in Germany – we all know the result of that. Nationalism can be a very ugly force and I fear that many people are signing up to something without actually appreciating the repercussions. Emotive language can often win arguments very easily but it is seldom based on fact or delivers the right result. So before you start lecturing others about being ill informed, perhaps you should do a little research yourself and actually understand the benefits that the EU brings and which our media has successfully managed to ignore for the past 34 years with it’s biased and often ridiculous sensationalist headlines. Beware the affable bumbling buffoon Boris Johnson – a truly dangerous and egocentric idiot who would sell his own grandmother in the pursuit of personal power. If anybody is sitting on the fence and still undecided perhaps this can help them to make up then minds. Donald Trump is now openly supporting Brexit. Stephen Hawking is passionately in favour of remaining within the EU. Does anybody really need to know any more than that to make up their mind with whom they should align themselves?

      • Chris June 22, 2016 at 7:36 am #

        I’m old enough to remember relentless strikes, double digit inflation, mass unemployment and the chancellor going off to the IMF with cap on hand prior to us joining the EEC.

  15. Ruby2 June 20, 2016 at 5:40 pm #

    Would like to know what the odds are for a second brexit referendum before 31/12/22 if Remain win this one. Think there probably would be one as more of the electorate would drift to UKIP prior to the 2020 general election. The drift to UKIP in 2014 was the real reason we are having a referendum now.

  16. Jeff June 20, 2016 at 10:44 am #

    con man Cameron says staying in EU is best way to control our own borders. Hmmmm…why then are we having immigrants roaming freely round the country, sleeping in bus shelters, deficating in hedges, using shop doorways to urinate in, and he can’t see that. Our spineless MPs are protecting their own jobs rather than doing. What they’re elected to do…..Protect our country.

  17. Malcolm June 20, 2016 at 8:42 am #

    All the scare mongering and fancy Winston Churchill style rhetoric will not fool the British public. Friday will decide one way or the other.

  18. John Doe June 19, 2016 at 5:35 pm #

    Leicester at 5000/1 shows anything can happen, what fun – and the experts do not know. Expert forecasts have been spectacularly wrong vs mavericks eg ERM , euro etc. I would be interested if George Soros revealed his forecast.

  19. terry June 17, 2016 at 7:40 pm #

    Betting odds are dictated by amount of money laid. Just a few large bets by rich remainers can twist the odds which they think will produce a remain result. They are wrong but a few thousand losses make the risk of fixing the odds worthwhile if they give the electors the impression they are backing the losing side. Just ignore the odds and make money on the result and get a leave result

  20. black_bob June 12, 2016 at 7:40 am #

    I think Paddy Power are being funded by the EU as perhaps one in ten of people I know are voting Remain!

  21. johnj June 11, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

    The brexit leaders are a nightmare crew and must not win.

    • Rodders June 18, 2016 at 10:06 pm #

      Ask yourself one question. If we were out of the EU, would you on the 23rd June vote to join? ‘Nuff said.

      • Pete Thomas June 19, 2016 at 5:55 pm #

        Bang on leave all the way make Briton great again.

        • Paul D June 20, 2016 at 4:30 pm #

          “Britain”! you can’t even spell the name of the country you want to make great again! jeez.

    • Mark M June 19, 2016 at 1:04 pm #

      You do realize a vote to leave is not going to make the Brexit leaders the new government. I know many people are confused by the whole issue but please realize you are not voting in the Brexit party if you vote to leave! 😉

  22. Steve W. June 9, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

    Watch youtube clip – “Britain on the Brink” and then you will clearly understand where your bets should be.

  23. Ray Love June 8, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

    Martyn & Phil Mack, at the same time in Scotland you couldn’t find anyone who would vote to stay in the UK.

  24. Martyn June 8, 2016 at 7:39 am #

    The true brexiters are Nigel Farage, Daniel Hannah and UKIP, who have largely been silenced by the BBC and the establishment, ie: the leave campaign. Cameron answers every question with the harm that brexit might do to the economy and to date has not listed one benefit of remaining in the corrupt EU. The mushroom syndrome is in full swing. We must get out before it is too late. This country will owe a debt of gratitude to UKIP and its leadership for showing the right way.

    • Heather June 17, 2016 at 8:02 pm #

      You must be joking. Every single person I have spoken to who want to vote leave are doing so because of immigration and nothing else. I am fed up with racist comments from the leave supporters. I will be voting to stay in because I have read the facts, done my homework and know staying in will be best for Britain.

      • Lee June 22, 2016 at 12:31 pm #

        I’m not voting to leave the EU because of the impact of net migration on the UK from the EU or outside the EU as things stand today. Anyone who thinks that I am racist because I can foresee major population related issues for the UK once we have an economic downturn coupled with the ongoing reduction in public spending meaning available services spend per head will continue to decline is choosing to miss the point either because it suits them to do so or hasn’t looked ahead to understand consequences and is very naive.
        It’s about having control OK. Are you saying David Cameron is a racist because he wants to reduce net migration to the tens of thousands? The UK cannot sustain an ever increasing population however that arises and you will be one of the first to complain come the economic downturn happens and employment hits UK born workers and their families disproportionately harder than very low paid migrant workers.
        There is nothing wrong with controlling net migration. It’s a function of any responsible government. It doesn’t mean closing borders. It means controlling them.

  25. Phil Mack June 7, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

    Out is a certainty, come polling day in the secrecy of the Polling booth, most will Vote Leave, hardly met anyone who wants to stay in, just my opinion.

  26. Brian from Sheffield June 6, 2016 at 11:03 pm #

    At the death in the polling booths, people will vote for the devil they know rather than leap into the dark.

  27. Steve Linton April 7, 2016 at 11:10 am #

    Looking at the odds for the US Presidential Election, I am now utterly convinced that Hillary Clinton will be entering the White House as President. I have absolutely no doubt about it.

  28. Anonymous April 7, 2016 at 7:52 am #

    I know we’re only a wee diddy country , but you could at least mention the Scottish elections coming up next month.

  29. Paul Taylor March 25, 2016 at 6:52 pm #

    Will you please quote me odds on 58% out 42% in and greater than 55% out

    • JustBookies March 25, 2016 at 7:05 pm #

      We have put up the odds table with the bookies’ betting for the “Stay In / Remain Percentage” – you’ll find what you need there.

  30. medved March 5, 2016 at 7:05 am #

    Interesting to read these “expert predictions” a year down the line. Almost all wrong by a mile.

  31. Andrew Ennis May 7, 2015 at 7:28 pm #

    Is a licensed bookie legally permitted to take a bet on an impossible event? Paddy Power are offering odds of 150/1 on A Schwarzenegger becoming the next POTUS. But he’s ineligible, as Not Born in the USA.

    • JustBookies May 7, 2015 at 7:50 pm #

      General rules of betting are that if you can not win then you can not lose. So when they realise their error they should refund bets. At least that’s the theory.

  32. summercos March 27, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

    What a first question and answer, great. See Cameron squirm when Paxman fired questions at him only a true Labour supporter would ask. Good on you Paxman. Labour has my vote now. Love to see Cameron asking for help at a food bank, posh git.

  33. David Bird March 12, 2015 at 5:13 pm #

    Labour say they will reduce the deficit to zero. Since they have opposed every single Tory cut and can gain power only with the Scot Nats (who are demanding 180 billion more borrow-and-spend), it is hard to see how they will reduce the deficit AT ALL. Surely the electorate will not take such a risk. The bookies’ odds are swinging towards the Tories.

  34. david March 6, 2015 at 6:11 am #

    Hung parliament, Cameron resigns, Labour do a deal with SNP and Boris wins with a majority within the year.

  35. John Money February 22, 2015 at 3:32 pm #

    Speaking with voters in the marginal seat of Lincoln, working guys, construction workers etc, most say they are going to vote UKIP and the odds say 1-4 on a Labour MP for Lincoln, not one to bet on in my opinion!

  36. A Ogden February 21, 2015 at 6:54 pm #

    Could it be that UKIP activists see the logic in that if they want a referendum on Europe, then the
    only way this will happen, whether they like it or not, is to hold their noses and in the seats where they are challenging the Tories is to strike a deal and leave the way clear for the Tory candidate.
    This will happen unofficially without the consent of either Party, but will nevertheless happen if
    Farage is remotely serious about this country’s future.

  37. Roger February 17, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

    Labour is set to lose up to 40 of its 47 seats in Scotland – and the Jim Murphy effect can only exacerbate this.

    • JustBookies February 17, 2015 at 3:43 pm #

      Yes, but in the event of a hung parliament then these seats will be used to support Labour and maybe get them into power.

    • Jim April 7, 2015 at 7:40 pm #

      What’s the Jim Murphy effect?

  38. Dave February 6, 2015 at 4:48 am #

    I predict there will be Labour minority government without a formal coalition, with a looser form of support known as ­confidence and supply with the SNP. The SNP will in all likelihood be the 3rd largest party in Westminster after the May general election, with around 40 or possibly 45 MPs, maybe even more.

    The collapse of the Scottish Labour Party is so profound that this outcome is a virtual certainty, I am an ex-Labour supporter myself and words cannot adequately express how big a disaster and defeat the Scottish Labour party is headed for in this general election.

  39. Mick Harrison January 27, 2015 at 10:27 am #

    I live in a safe Labour seat (Stockton North) & it seems everyone I speak to is keen to vote UKIP. It’s the same when I go to work offshore with people from different areas. The main issue is immigration & the economy doesn’t matter to many people, as whoever runs the country they will still be struggling to get by.

    • Glenn Worthington February 9, 2015 at 8:15 pm #

      Mick I live in Ken Clark’s constituency and every single person I know is voting UKIP. I am very sure that the polls are way way out regarding the UKIP vote, what odds on the amount of seats UKIP to win?

    • paul james May 6, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

      The bias against Ukip has ironically strengthened their position in my view. By trashing UKip the media has in effect slapped the faces of those like me, who realise the far reaching consequences of allowing Britain to become a mini USA. All the voices in the media are only concerned with the PC of here and now. When the wind blows as it will one day, their flags will align themselves with the reality, the consequences!

  40. KezC January 13, 2015 at 9:07 pm #

    People get excited about 3rd parties breaking through, but it never happens. When it comes to any important election, a large number of voters go back to who they always vote for, because they haven’t the guts to change when it comes to the crunch.
    So very little change, except in Scotland. So SNP to win 25 seats. In England, UKIP to win only 3, Lab to win 5 Uni seats from LD & 20 seats from Con mostly in London/Mids/Lancs; Con to win 25 from LD.
    So another Tory coalition with less LD input.

    • Micky Swan January 18, 2015 at 10:11 pm #

      How can the conservatives win the election with less votes than 2010? Please tell.

    • Mike Colley April 26, 2015 at 1:59 pm #

      Hmm, not too impressed with the style and vigour of the Tory campaign so far. When you look at how they have turned things around since the shambles they inherited from Labour they should be shouting it from the rooftops rather than scare tactics about the SNP. Has anybody seen Ed Balls in the Labour campaign, obviously keeping the financially illiterate buffoon in the background. Oh by the way, wasnt Ed Milliband in the treasury in the last Labour government. That will look good on his CV. So come on Britain, wise up, vote Labour in again and it like rekindling a failed relationship, just leads to more pain. With the bookies offering 4/11 on the Tories to get most seats, im voting that way, but for christ sake Cameron, get on your soap box and make it happen! Rant over.

      • Dave Cumeron May 5, 2015 at 7:12 pm #

        Can you explain to me this turn around you refer to? Yes Ed was involved when the world banking crisis happened and it was nothing to do with his party and more to do with tories and their ilk. Now what happened to the promise from daft dave to get rid of the debt and if they didn’t vote them out in 5 years? Tory lies and cover ups, not 5 more years please.

        • Roberto June 23, 2016 at 10:04 am #

          You are the biggest dick head.

          Why can’t you left wing prats recognise what the
          Labour Party did to our economy instead of blaming
          everyone else.

          You have become an embarrassment

  41. Steve Eatwell December 31, 2014 at 12:40 am #

    Surely only a small percentage of voters are stupid enough to vote labour after the mess they always leave and the Blair/Bush lies.

    • Micky swan January 19, 2015 at 9:45 pm #

      3 mill unemployed under cons,how can people be so stupid.

      • Roger January 26, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

        all those that are now working and arent stupid

    • Dave Cumeron May 5, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

      Lies? How did daft dave get in 5 years ago? I know they have been busy deleting as much as they can from the internet but everyone remembers them saying they would get rid of the debt and if they did not we could vote them out, time to go, lies and tory cover ups, enough is enough.

  42. stevie December 29, 2014 at 12:22 am #

    Cannot see Nick Clegg being returned to Parliament without Conservative co-operation / connivance.
    Similarly Conservatives badly need Labour to lose some “heartland” seats, so need UKIP to beat them in some.

    To these ends will agreements be arrived at between Conservatives and Liberals not to oppose each other in dozen or so seats, perhaps half doz of each and between Conservatives and UKIP in dozen or so Northern seats, whereby Conservatives do not stand.

  43. John December 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    Labour minority government with SNP/Plaid issue by issue agreement.

  44. David December 20, 2014 at 7:33 am #

    Labour are stronger than last time and will do better

  45. Samule December 4, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    A complete lottery – anyone’s guess, but highly probable that no single party will be forming a majority. The knock-on effect of such uncertainty could cause utter mayhem on the UK financial markets. Cash likely to prove a safe haven (and make that US Dollars, NOT sterling.)

  46. Michael November 13, 2014 at 5:50 pm #

    UKIP to get more seats than LibDems. With no overall majority will UKIP line up with anybody? Cameron or Clegg may have to eat humble pie.

  47. John Money October 30, 2014 at 10:49 pm #

    The closest election for a hundred years, the UKIP factor is incalculable if they win twenty seats they could hold the balance of power, will they get into bed with Red Ed? I don’t think so, betting odds were saying 1.5 seats for UKIP , they will have at least two seats before the election next year, I have a large bet on every election for years now, I don’t know how to call it.

    • JustBookies October 30, 2014 at 11:19 pm #

      Maybe UKIP damage Tories in enough seats that Labour get a majority.

  48. JOHN October 25, 2014 at 4:28 am #

    Labour to win by 150 seats. People have had enough of the Tories.

    • walt January 28, 2015 at 1:45 pm #

      have a large bet on that john

  49. Howard October 7, 2014 at 10:07 pm #

    No overall majority. Labour could only get in bed with heavily diminished LibDems which wont be enough to form a government. Conservatives with UKIP will be the largest grouping which will form a working alliance with Cameron gone as PM……Simples!!!

  50. JOHN October 7, 2014 at 9:42 am #

    Labour to win by just over 30 seats

  51. Mike September 29, 2014 at 10:01 am #

    You’ve got it right.