Brown out? Odds shortening...
As the resignation of Hazel Blears deepens the crisis around Gordon Brown, William Hill cut the odds about Gordon Brown being out of office before the next General Election from 6/4 to 6/5.
"Even though Mr Brown is still slightly favoured to survive the crisis, punters only want to back him to go at the moment," said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Gordon Brown to lead Labour into General Election?.....8/13 Yes; 6/5 No.
Alan Johnson is 6/4 favourite to succeed Gordon Brown as Labour leader with William Hill, who also offer: 6/1 Ed Balls; Ed Miliband; Harriet Harman; 8/1Jon Cruddas; David Miliband; 12 Jack Dtraw; 14/1 James Purnell; 16/1 John Denham; 50/1 Hazel Blears.