In spite of current problems this seems a good bet
After all his tribulations since the budget William Hill now make George Osborne a 14/1 shot EVER to become Prime Minister.
This seems a remarkable price given that the same bookmaker is offering a skinny 9/2 against George being next Tory leader.
In the current circumstances it is hard to see a grateful Tory party turning to George once Dave has stood aside to spend more time with his DVD boxed sets. But who knows?
And the bet is not on him being next PM – but just doing it at some time in the future.
I don’t usually like locking cash for years and I am far from convinced that Osborne will ever make it – but 14/1 is a very nice price and this looks a good value bet.