This is the real reason Theresa May is clinging on to power

Theresa May is clinging to power because she’s the best of a bad bunch, it would seem.

According to the latest odds Boris Johnson remains the favourite to replace the Prime Minister, leading the market in terms of bets placed accounting for 21.3 per cent of bets.

Ruth Davidson, despite being 16/1, comes next in the market in terms of bets placed, accounting for 9.8 per cent of bets.

Brexit Secretary David Davis is 5/1 and Home Secretary Amber Rudd is priced at 8/1, with Jacob Rees-Mogg still 9/1 despite being caught up in recent controversies.

Conservative Deputy Mayor for Wandsworth Ian Lewer described May as a “deeply unpopular, virtual caretaker leader living on borrowed time who survives only because her senior Cabinet colleagues cannot agree on a successor and wish to maintain some stability throughout the Brexit negotiating process”.

Oddschecker spokesman, George Elek added: “Boris potentially being the next Prime Minister will certainly divide opinion.

“However, one Oddschecker punter will be hoping for this outcome, as they’re set to win just under £1500, from a bet placed on Johnson at 10/1 last month.”

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