What about William Hill’s 6/4 price?
I have just got a bet on with William Hill at 6/4 that Jacqui Smith will “will cease to be Home Secretary before the next General Election takes place”. The bookie only allowed me Â£80 although I wanted to put on Â£1000 – because these seem great odds.
Even if Smith survives the current “Green-gate” affair Labour Home Secretaries have a record of not lasting very long and something else, surely, could come along before the election takes place.
As is often the case with William Hill a bet is announced by the press office, details are circulated, but when you try to bet nobody seems to know about it. Be persistent and quote the Graham Sharpe email from the press office timed at 12.21pm.
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