Bookies price BoJo to lie in front of Heathrow runway bulldozer

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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

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William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.