David Davis cut to favourite to be next UK Prime Minister

The cash has come in overnight for the Brexit supremo to ascend to the top job…


As Britain enters negotiations with the EU, Brexit chief David Davis may soon find himself leading something else – the country.

Paddy Power have installed him as the new favourite to succeed Theresa May as Prime Minister at 11/4 after a flood of money overnight.

Boasting a role front and centre for one of the UK’s most historic political events, Davis has attracted a series of bets this week after being out at 4/1 on Monday, and has leapfrogged Boris Johnson (7/2) and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at 4/1 in the betting today.

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Both have drifted dramatically overnight – having been joint-favourites at 2/1 yesterday evening – as punters back Davis for the top job.

Spokesperson Paddy Power said: “David Davis began Brexit negotiations in impressive fashion. OK, so handing over a mountaineering gift might seem a bit naff, but you’re missing the subtle message – he was telling the EU to take a hike.

“That’s clearly impressed our punters, who have been lumping on him over the last 24 hours – and not just because he’s in a strong position if May is forced out.”


11/4       David Davis
7/2         Boris Johnson
4/1         Jeremy Corbyn
10/1       Amber Rudd
10/1       Phillip Hammond
14/1       Ruth Davidson

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