Tory/Labour coalition backed in from 50/1 to 25/1

The idea of a Grand Coalition has been getting a bit of traction recently and the odds on that being the outcome of the next election have been cut from 50/1 to 25/1 in the last week.

Outside of some sort of national emergency, this seems a pretty implausible idea for many, many reasons.

Just for starters, imagine the massive boost any such arrangement would give to UKIP. Also, I dread to think what would happen to Labour in the 2016 Holyrood elections – in fact this would probably hasten the end of the UK rather than achieving what Lord Baker et al are hoping might result. So, I wouldn’t touch 25/1 myself, although plenty of punters seem happy to invest.


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.