Boris the favourite to become UK Prime Minister after Brexit

BREXIThasclaimedmorethantheUnitedKingdom’sdeparturefromtheEuropeanUnion,withPrimeMinisterDavidCameronfallingonhissword。

TheToriesnowhavetofindthemselvesanewleaderafterCameronwhohadfoughtlongandhardforthenationnottosplitfromtheEUannouncedhewouldresignthepostbyOctober。

ThedoubleedgedswordofcessationfromtheEUrepresentspotentialglory,butcouldmorelikelybeapoisonchaliceforwhoevertakesover。

ThefrontierofnegotiatinganewsettlementwiththeEUandthesovereigntythatcomeswiththevotewillbesomethingthatcouldmakealegendoutofthenextPrimeMinister。

But,giventhatNorthernIrelandandScotlandvotedtoremain,whileEnglandandWalesvotedtoleave,themovehasgivenrisetoseparatistswhowouldseetheUKbrokenup。

Withtheduststillyettosettle,BritainwillneedtofindanewPrimeMinister。

Acastofwouldbehopefulsaresettoputtheirnamesforward。

Buttwostandaloneasthefavouritesforthejob。

EnigmaticformerLondonMayorBorisJohnsonhasemergedasthe$2favouritewithWilliamHill。

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autobethenation’snextPrimeMinistersomethinghehascovetedformostofhisprofessionallife。

Hewasperhapsthemostvocalsupporteroftheleavevoteandnodoubtinspiredthousands,ifnotmillionstobreakawayfromtheEU。

Johnson,52,hasajobonhishandsjusttogetthere,withhomesecretaryTheresaMaysettobeafiercerivalastheytrytoimpressthesome330membersofParliamentontheconservativesideofpolitics。

MostofthosepeoplewantedBritaintostayintheEUhe’supagainstit。

Johnsonisacunningelectioneeringfox,havingtakenpowerintwoseparateMayoralelectionsandcouldlayclaimtoplayingabigpartintheKingdom’sdecisiontobreakaway。

May,59,hasanairofMargaretThatcherabouther。

Powerful,confident,takenobull。

Awomanwhocommandsrespectupagainstamanwhoperhapsplaysthefoolalltoooften。

WilliamHillhasinstalledherasa$3secondfavouritetoJohnson。

MPforSurreyHeathMichaelGoverepresentssomevalueat$21withWilliamHill。

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“DespiteBorisJohnsonbeingtheclearfrontrunner,theseareclearlyuncharteredwatersfortheUKandtherereallyaren’tanyoverlyclearindicatorsofwhowillfillDavidCameron’svacatedposition”aWilliamHillspokespersonsaid。

“IntheturbulentpoliticallandscapeprevailingintheUK,thenextleaderwillsurelybescrutinizedlikeneverbefore。



WhowillbethenextToryleader:

BorisJohnson—$2

TheresaMay—$3

AndreaLeadson$10

StephenCrabb$11

LiamFox$13

MichaelGove$21

GeorgeOsbourne$23

PritiPatel$26

SajidJavid$34

NickyMorgan$34

RuthDavidson$41

DominicRaab$41

JeremyHunt$51

LabourcontinuestodriftinAustralianFederalElectionbetting

THEAustralianFederalelectionisthisSaturdayandit’snotlookinggoodforBillShorten’screw。

TheLabourPartyhasdriftedagaininthebettingandisnowamassive$7withSportsbet。

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autotakepoweronJuly2。

TheonlinebookmakerreportsthatnearlyallofthemoneyhasbeenfortheCoalition。

“SinceSunday,99percentofthemoneyonSportsbet’sSwornInGovernmentmarkethasbeenbackingtheCoalition,withitsoddscutfrom$1。

15into$1。

10,theshortestpricesincethecampaignbegan,”thebookie’sBenBulmersaid。

“Labormadeupgroundlastweek,buthastodaydriftedfrom$5。

50outto$7,itslongestoddssinceSportsbetopeneditsnextSwornInGovernmentmarketinSeptember2013。

“InSportsbet’sPrimaryVotemarkets,Laborisfavouritetosecure34-35。

99percentoftheprimaryvote,whichhasbeencutfrom$3to$2。

“TheCoalitionisfavouritetosecureeither41-41。

99percentor42-42。

99percent,withbothresultspaying$3。

75。

“TheGreens’chancesofsecuringaprimaryvoteofeither10-10。

99percentor11-11。

99percentarenowthe$4equalfavourites,buthavedrifted。



LaborhasbeensmashedsinceshadowtreasurerChrisBowenannouncedLabor’spolicymeasureswouldleavethenationinover$100billiondeficitoverthenextfouryears。

Bowendidclaimthebudgetwouldbereturnedtosurplusby2020-21,butpuntershaveshownlittlecareforthat。

“SportsbetpuntershavejumpedoffLaborafterChrisBowenrevealedthebudgetwouldbe$16。

5billionworseoffifhewasTreasurer,with$99inevery$100beingstakedontheelectionsinceSundaypredictingaCoalitionwin,”Bulmersaid。

BowensaidLabor’scostingsfocusedonthefuture。

“Whatwe’veseenhereintheimpactofourdecisionsistheimpactonthebudget,”Bowensaid。

“ButLaborisconcernedforthelongtermaswell。

“Andso,whenyoulookattheimpactofourdecisions,weseethebudgetbalanceimproving,thegovernmentseesitgettingworse。



TreasurerScottMorrison,ofcourse,attackedtheplans,rejectingLabor’sprojectionsofincreasedsurplus。

“Labor’sprescriptionintheseveryuncertainandhighlyvolatiletimesisahighdeficit,higherdebtandhighertaxes,”Morrisonsaid。

“Thatiswhattheyhaveconfirmedintheirowndocuments。

“Andthisissomethingthatwillweakenoureconomy,atatimewhenweneedtobedoingeverything,particularlyrightnow,tostrengthenoureconomy。

“Itwillmakeusmorevulnerableatatimeofuncertaintyandvolatility,atatimeweneedtomakeitstronger。



AustralianFederalElectionmarket:

Coalition($1。

10,infrom$1。

15)

Labor($7,outfrom$5。