From William Hill:
Miliband Now Favourite To Bury Brown
Bookies William Hill have been forced to slash the price of David Miliband becoming the next leader of the Labour party from 9/2 to 7/2 favourite as punters piled on overnight.
"Every bet accepted in the last twelve hours has been for David Miliband and he has leapt to the front of our betting, leapfrogging both Alan Johnson and Jack Straw. This is a very significant move and there can be little doubt that punters now expect David Miliband to be Gordon Brown's Brutus," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.
Hills now offer 8/1 that there is a General Election before the end of the year, for which the Conservative Party are the 2/9 favourites to win and are 6/4 to win by a landslide!
Next Permanent Labour Leader: 7/2 David Miliband, 9/2 Alan Johnson, 6/1 Jack Straw, 6/1 Harriet Harman, 7/1 John Cruddas, 10/1 Ed Balls, 10/1 John Denham, 18/1 James Purnell, 18/1 Geoff Hoon.
Next General Election: 2/9 Conservative, 3/1 Labour, 100/1 Lib Dem
8/1 General Election Before December 31st 2008
Will Gordon Brown Lead Labour Into The Next General Election?: 5/6 Yes, 5/6 No