Paddy Power pokes fun at No.10 as odds tumble on Boris Johnson comeback

As another one bites the dust, could an old(ish) face be returning?


Londoners were left doing a triple take tonight after an unsual fleet of vans headed to the Houses of Parliament.

And no, they weren’t removal trucks.

The troop of vehicles poked fun at the utter state of chaos in UK politics as the odds on former Prime Minister Boris Johnson returning to office were slashed following Liz Truss’ resignation.

With the government finding itself once again in a state of flux just 44 days after Boris was replaced, the first van carried the message: “GOODBYE BORIS”.

This was followed in hot pursuit by another that read: “IT’S HARD TO KEEP UP”.

Bringing up the rear was a third van, with a display that read: “HELLO…BORIS?”

BoJo had been heavily backed all evening, with odds contracting from 14/1 at lunchtime into 9/2 (at the time of writing) – a swing that according to the odds, reflects a tripling of his chances of making a shock return to the role.

Former Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is the heavy favourite to be the next [temporary] resident of Number 10, and the UK’s third Prime Minister of the year.


Penny Mordaunt and Ben Wallace are also in the running to replace Truss.

And we’ve even priced up the newly-famous lettuce to be the next leader of the Conservatives. That’s a 500/1 shot, by the way.

With Prime Ministers now being outlasted by fresh veg, who knows how long the next leader will last. Perhaps we should have used the vans to deliver a revolving door to Number 10 instead…

Note: Odds correct at the time of writing, and are bang up to date on our betting widgets. Click here for the latest odds in our dedicated politics odds section.


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