Boris Johnson odds-on to leave Downing Street by end of July, despite refusing to resign during PMQs
The PM vowed to “keep going” after a probe from a Tory backbencher during PMQs earlier today
Boris Johnson is odds on to leave No.10 by the end of July, despite the PM refusing to resign during Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs).
Mr Johnson is facing mounting pressure to step down after a host of ministers resigned following the Chris Pincher row.
Among those to have already quit include former Health Secretary Sajid Javid and ex-Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak.
And as Conservative ministers continue to tender their resignations, Mr Johnson’s time as Prime Minister looks even more likely to be coming to an end, according to the Betfair Exchange.
The PM is currently 4/7 to resign before the end of July, with odds of him remaining in office currently at odds of 6/5.
While Mr Johnson leaving at some point this year currently stands at 1/11, rising from 10/11 yesterday.
People can gets odds of 10/1 for the PM to exit in 2023, with 2024 or later currently at 14/1.
This comes just hours after the PM vowed to “keep going” after a probe from a Tory backbencher during PMQs earlier today.
Tim Loughton asked Mr Johnson in the Commons if there were “any circumstances” in which he should resign.
The Prime Minister replied: “Clearly if there were circumstances in which I felt it was impossible for the Government to go on and discharge the mandate that we have been given or if I felt, for instance, that we were being frustrated in our desire to support the Ukrainian people… then I would.
“But frankly the job of a Prime Minister in difficult circumstances when he has been handed a colossal mandate is to keep going and that’s what I’m going to do.”