Has Lansley been Junckered?

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Andrew Lansley’s chances of being the next UK EU Commissioner have receded considerably since Jean-Claude Juncker’s nomination for Commission President. He was an 8/13 favourite with Ladbrokes, but has now drifted out to Evens.

Why? Because it’s thought that, as a consolation prize for Cameron not getting his way, the UK can now demand a bigger job on the Commission as long as they have a “big hitter” to nominate.

Malcolm Rifkind is getting a mention and has sprung in at 10/1. Former Tory Leader Lord Howard is another mover, in from 20/1 to 12/1.

 

 

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Matthew Shaddick

Matthew Shaddick has been Head of Poliical Betting at Ladbrokes since 2008. He's a writer and odds-maker with particular expertise in UK and US elections. Also known to dabble in music, literary and other out of the way betting markets. Sometimes issues tips on horse racing and football, which are best ignored.