Bo-go? Boris Johnson odds-on to be sacked by Theresa May

After a stirring Tory conference speech the knives could be out for the Foreign Secretary…


Boris Johnson’s thinly veiled leadership coup continued apace yesterday, after his 29-minute Brexit speech was met with a standing ovation by the Tory conference.

It’s prompted further speculation that he’ll mount a challenge to Theresa May, we’ve reacted by cutting the odds of the Prime Minister resigning within a year to 11/10.

However, we make Johnson far more likely to be removed from his current role as Foreign Secretary (6/4) than he is to become PM in the next year (6/1) – though he is the clear favourite to be the Party’s next leader (4/1).

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With Brexit chief David Davis hinting at retirement, and Johnson’s evident desire to move on too, it’s 100/1 that every member of May’s cabinet changes within a year.

May, who has so far refused to act on Johnson’s insubordination, may have been handed the perfect excuse by BoJo’s controversial joke about Libya at a Conservative conference fringe event.

Asked about Johnson position spokesman Paddy Power said: “Johnson has to Bo-Go after his latest statement of intent, else Theresa May really is a sitting duck.

“The embattled PM can’t even survive a Tory conference, where she is supposed to be queen of the castle, without being overshadowed by Boris’s massive ego. But, of course, he totally behind her – ready to stab her in the back.”


1/2         Boris Johnson to leave his current position within a year
5/6         No Brexit deal to be reached by April 1st deadline
Evens    Theresa May to resign within a year
4/1         Johnson to be the next Conservative Leader
8/1         Johnson to be PM within a year
100/1     Every member of May’s cabinet to change within a year

Paddy Power’s full list of UK politics bets can be found online here.

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