Some of Paddy ’s offerings are more towards the novelty end of the spectrum (or at least we hope so). So, if you believe that the process will result in a crisis with shortages of basic goods then Paddy allows you to bet on the first items to be officially rationed by the government. As you’d expect, the favourites are fuel at 15/2 (11.7%), milk at 11/1 (8.3%) and bread at 16/1. You can also bet on a national shortage of gin (55/1), champagne (125/1), prosecco (125/1) and even Mars chocolate bars (150/1).
Personally, I’m not tempted by any of the above offerings. I also think that the 1/10 on the Commons rejecting the withdrawal agreement in a vote next week is probably a bit too short. Instead, I’d recommend Ladbrokes’s 1/3 (25%) offering on Theresa May still being prime minister by 1 April. While she might possibly announce her intention to step down if Brexit is agreed, it would still take several weeks for the Conservatives to elect her successor.