Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Next Prime Minister to be a Woman in Labour?

Gordon BrownNo, not a pregnant woman - one of those lovely ladies* from the cabinet. The current odds from William Hill still have David Miliband as the hot favourite to succeed Gordon Brown as permanent Labour Party leader when he gets the boot (probably before or shortly after their conference). However, there are three women in the in the top ten most likely to be PM. Harriet Harman is third favourite on 7/1, Jacqui Smith is 16/1 and Yvette Cooper is 20/1. Scary?

What do you think? I know we have already had one woman Prime Minister so it's nothing new, but are you happy about the possibility of one of the Labour Coven running the country?


*Go easy, I'm being polite.

3 comments:

John M Ward said...

Sounds frightening to me. Out of the frying pan...

Harry Hook said...

I thought the present Prime Minister... was a woman?

trevorsden said...

This just shows how useless betting odds can be.

Anyone tempted to back Cooper at 20/1 would simply be throwing his/her money onto an open fire.