Back in February Guido tipped betting on Blair to go in September at 8/1, just in time for the Labour party’s annual conference. The odds were slashed last week that he will go this year and have been as low as 4/1 to one on Betfair that he will go in Jul/Sep. Blair has surprised us before but most pundits think his sleazy end must come this year.
“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”