Punters are starting to doubt whether Brexit will happen at all after the odds were cut on Britain missing their leave date next year.
Primer Minister Theresa May (pictured) is scheduled to oversee Britain’s departure from the EU on 29th March 2019 but with just over seven months before the deadline, BoyleSports were forced to cut the odds on Bitain still being a full EU member in 2020 into 11/10 from 3/1.
Results of a new YouGov poll published this weekend suggested British voters would back remaining in the European Union if a referendum on the matter was held again.
BoyleSports make it only 9/2 that the Brexit question is put to the British public again, a price that had been as big as 20/1 before Theresa May’s Chequers deal triggered resignations from the government.
May is still likely at 8/15 to be the Prime Minister who takes Britain out of the EU but it’s also odds-on at 4/6 that she fails to strike a deal with EU negotiators before the leave date next year.
Lawrence Lyons, spokesperson for BoyleSports, said: “The Brexit betting has made bleak reading for Theresa May for a long time now because our customers have been nibbling away for months at the odds of no deal being reached with the EU. But with no compromise in the air, it’s gone a step further now and there’s been some significant bets on the UK still being in the EU, even in 2020.”
8/15 Theresa May to still be PM when Britain officially leaves the EU
4/6 No Brexit deal to be reached before April 1st 2019
11/10 Britain to still be a full member of EU on 1st January 2020
9/2 Second referendum in Britain on EU membership before 2019
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