From William Hill:
BOOKMAKERS WILLIAM HILL have made Jacqui Smith an odds-on shot to cease to be Home Secretary during 2009. Hills now offer 4/6 that she will leave office THIS year - and 11/10 that she is still Home Secretary on January 1, 2010.
And Hills have also made her odds-on to lose her seat in Redditch at the next General Election - making her 11/8 to retain the seat, with the Tories 8/15 to win it.
'Ms Smith's travails refuse to go away and she now risks embarrassing the Government, which has plenty of other controversies to deal with. Gordon Brown may well feel that he needs to resolve the issue and that he can best do so by dumping her' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
THE CONSERVATIVES are 1/7 favourites to win the next General Election with William Hill who make Labour 4/1 - respectively the shortest and longest odds they have been since Margaret Thatcher was in power.