Ken Clarke is now even money with Ladbrokes to fall asleep at a major political conference or speech in the next year.
The bookies aren’t taking any chances after yesterday’s shut-eye cost them a four figure sum and have sent him a case of energy drinks in the hope of avoiding another payout.
The firm are also now taking bets on Clarke following in John Prescott’s footsteps and make him 4/1 to endorse his beloved Hush Puppies after he retires as an MP.
It’s 10/1 he teams up with a bed company and 12/1 he is the face of a coffee campaign.
Ladbrokes have also offered Formula 1 fan Clarke a free £200 bet on the winner of the Drivers Championship this season with all proceeds going to a charity of his choice.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “After being caught napping ourselves we’ve slashed the odds on another high profile snooze and have sent him some energy drinks as insurance.”
Ladbrokes latest betting
Ken Clarke to fall asleep again at either: David Cameron’s address to the Tory Party Conference, Budget speech 2012, Queen’s Speech or State Opening of Parliament 2012 – Evens
Which company/product will Ken Clarke endorse after he retires as an MP?
Any bed company – 10/1
Energy drink – 16/1
Coffee – 12/1
Hush Puppies – 4/1