Embattled Boris Johnson is on the ropes – and the odds on him being KO’d have been cut dramatically at Betfred.
The PM has been slashed from 1/2 to 1/5 in the last 48 hours to leave Downing Street this year.
After another mauling in the House of Commons at Prime Ministers Questions, he’s 10/11 at Betfred to go before the end of March, compared to 11/4 on Monday.
Johnson was again urged to quit on several occasions during PMQs, but retorted with his now standard line of being apologetic about the party culture at Number 10, urging that his detractors await the official report from Sue Gray.
He suffered a double whammy before and during Wednesday afternoon’s session.
Tory MP for Bury South, Christian Wakeford, switched sides, formally crossing the Commons to sit behind Sir Keir Starmer on the Labour benches.
During the rowdy debate, Starmer called Johnson’s defence of the parties “absurd”.
Ex-Minister and prominent Brexiteer David Davis hit Johnson with a body blow when he said: “In the name of God, go!”
Johnson, who was in a pluckier mood than of late, repeatedly referred to the government’s success in combatting Covid compared with other countries.
Once PMQs had finished and several MPs left the chamber, the under-pressure PM announced that many of the Plan B rules to combat the deadly virus were being lifted.
As Johnson faces a huge battle to save his political career, there’s been significant interest at Betfred on who will take over.
Next up at 12/1 is Penny Mordaunt, the Minister of State for Trade Policy, who is the same price as Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Tom Tugendhat.