Odds cut on second Brexit vote as campaign for a re-run ramps up

The odds on the British public getting a second referendum on Brexit have been cut as the goverment struggles to finalise the UK's exit terms from the EU...


We now rate the chances of a second referendum before April 1st 2019 at 9/4 – slashing the odds from 3/1.

Our traders also have it odds-on (1/2) that no Brexit deal is reached by that same deadline, shortening the price from 4/7.

If that second referendum were granted – presumably with some kind of terms of exit outlined – we make Remain the overwhelming favourite to succeed (1/7) with Leave the rank outsiders (4/1). Though we’ve heard that before.

A Poll card for voting in the UK’s June 23 referendum on Europe, is arranged for a photograph in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on June 22, 2016.
Rival sides threw their efforts into the final day of campaigning Wednesday, on the eve of Britain’s vote on EU membership that will shape the future of Europe. / AFP / PAUL FAITH (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)

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Our spokesman Paddy Power said: “After more than two years of careful negotiation and strategising, the best thing achieved by the Brexit process has been to remove David Cameron and Boris Johnson from positions of power.

“With virtually no opposition, the Prime Minister has been able to dilly-dally and perform prompt change of hearts regularly – so why wouldn’t she produce a EU-turn now?

“Such indecision should’ve been clear the moment she took charge, though. Because Theresa May but, then again, Theresa May not.”


1/2 – No Deal to be reached by Brexit deadline
10/11 – A Tory leadership contest to take place in 2018
9/4 – A second EU membership referendum to be held before the Brexit deadline
5/2 – The UK to apply to re-join the EU by 2027
10/3 – A General Election to be held this year


1/7 – Remain
4/1 – Leave

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