Boris odds-on to leave Downing Street this year after ‘Partygate’ report

Embattled Boris Johnson is still odds-on at Betfred to leave Downing Street by the end of the year.

He’s hanging on, despite another bruising day in the Commons after publication of a diluted, 12-page dossier into the ‘Partygate’ scandal that’s embroiled the Tory government.

Senior civil servant Sue Gray’s report into the alleged lockdown-busting parties at Downing Street includes four events involving the Prime Minister.

But the report lacks detail, at the request of Scotland Yard who fear too much detail could have prejudiced their own investigation.

Scotland Yard have said they have received 500 pages – and 300 pictures – of evidence. But with 70 witnesses to interview, the investigation may take several months.

Betfred go 8/15 that Johnson leaves his position as PM this year – and 5/1 that he goes in 2023.

After another dramatic PMQs, during which Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer described Johnson as “a man without shame”, he met the 1922 Committee of Conservative MPs, after which Jacob Rees-Mogg described the Tory leader as “strong and effective”.

Leader of the House Rees-Mogg, who is a 50/1 outsider at Betfred to be the next Prime Minister, went on to warn Tory leader hopefuls: “The thing about throwing your hat into the ring is often that you find It’s thrown straight back at you.”

Betfred make chancellor Rishi Sunak the 2/1 favourite to be the next to get the keys to Number 10, ahead of foreign secretary Liz Truss at 13/2.

Next up is Tom Tugendhat at 8/1 – the same odds as Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and former health secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Betfred spokesperson Peter Spencer said: “It’s fair to say Boris is bruised but not beaten. The odds are pointing towards him going this year, but the PM is proving himself a battler, hanging on despite huge criticism from opposition politicians and significant faces in his own party – most notably his predecessor Theresa May, who pulled no punches in the Commons yesterday.

“The subject of Boris’ future continues to dominate discussion across the country, and we have had some substantial stakes taken on his exit date and replacement, particularly at our shops in Greater London.”

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Author: Paula Allen