Odds cut on second referendum after May suffers setbacks
Tories narrow favourites to edge next general election
A day of turmoil in parliament ended in a series of setbacks for Theresa May’s government.
MPs found the government to be in contempt of Parliament for not publishing its full legal advice on May’s Brexit plan in a motion backed by six opposition parties.
The contempt vote move came as May prepared to sell her Brexit agreement to MPs at the start of five days of debate on her EU agreement.
Betfair and Paddy Power cut their odds on a second Brexit referendum being held in 2019 from 6-4 to 11-10, while it’s 4-7 that no vote is held.
The Prime Minister is even-money with Coral and Ladbrokes to leave her post next year. It’s 5-2 she goes in 2018 and 11-4 that her departure date is 2020 or later.
Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable responded to the day’s events by saying: “This is now a Government on the ropes. Theresa May’s majority has evaporated.”
The Conservatives are still narrow favourites to win most seats at the next general election at 10-11, while Labour are 11-10.
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