Following the approval of a third runway at Heathrow Airport our political trading gurus have come up with a number of enticing specials.
Boris Johnson is 33/1 to lie down in front of a Heathrow third runway bulldozer, according to the latest prices available.
However, the odds suggest the Foreign Secretary may not have to worry about any protest for a while as our traders make it odds-on at 8/11 that no commercial passenger flight takes off from the third runway before 2026.
As a result of the decision a market is now offered on a potential Richmond Park by-election for the first time, with Zac Goldsmith the 2/5 favourite to win should he run as an independent, ahead of the Liberal Democrats at 5/2.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “We’ve waited long enough for the decision and the betting indicates plane spotters will require patience for at least a decade before the first commercial take off from the new runway.”
Meanwhile, it’s 3/1 for the Government to back Gatwick instead of Heathrow.
Ladbrokes Latest Betting:
Richmond Park by-election*
Zac Goldsmith – 2/5
Lib Dems – 5/2
Conservatives – 8/1
Labour – 100/1
*Odds valid if Zac Goldsmith stands as Independent
Will first commercial passenger flight take off from Heathrow Third runway before 2026?
Yes – Evens
No – 8/11
Boris Johnson to lie down in front of a Heathrow bulldozer – 33/1
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing