Well this is all very exciting isn't it. A day to go until the most international elections in history begin and here in Blighty another cabinet minister bites the dust.
Yesterday we got wind that Home Sec Jaqui Smith will be stepping down at the next cabinet reshuffle and today we hear that Hazel Blears, the communities secretary, is also resigning.
Who's next do you think? Darling? Harman? Brown himself?
Well here are a few odds for you (courtesy of Ladbrokes) :
First off: odds on when the next General Election will be held (I bet a few of these have shortened after Plaid's announcement yesterday!):
June 2009 - 101.00
July 2009 - 15.00
August 2009 - 41.00
September 2009 - 17.00
October 2009 - 4.00
November 2009 - 8.00
December 2009 - 101.00
January 2010 - 67.00
February 2010 - 51.00
March 2010 - 26.00
April 2010 - 21.00
May 2010 - 2.00
June 2010 - 17.00
To take over as Home Secretary:
Alistair Darling - 4/1
John Denham - 4/1
Sean Woodward - 4/1
David Blunkett - 7/1
Ed Balls - 7/1
Then there's this from Paddypower on when Gordon Brown will no longer be PM:
June to August 2009 - 5/4
September to November 2009 - 5/1
December 2009 to February 2010 - 8/1
March to June 2010 - evens
After June 2010 - 10/1
And then there's this - odds on who will be next Labour leader:
Alan Johnson - 5/4
David Miliband - 6/1
Harriet Harman - 13/2
E Miliband - 10/1
Jon Cruddas - 10/1
Jack Straw - 12/1
James Purnell - 14/1
or how about this one for an outside bet?
Tony Blair - 100/1
Well at least he knows how to win elections and has no expenses baggage to deal with!
If you see anymore interesting odds let us know!
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