Liz Truss if three to one on and Rishi Sunak three to one against to be our next Prime Minister, that means you’ll get over £4 for a one pound stake if Rishi wins and only £1.31 if Liz wins – a staggering difference of over nine times.
The market is thin but is consistent
The spread between the two had been four times before the debate and exploded as the public reacted to what they saw. For the first time, I watched some of the live stuff but not for long. I wanted a debate, I got a few sound bites and the sight of a public school boy shouting down a small state educated woman, it wasn’t very edifying.
The intellectual stuff was coming from Sunak but Truss seems to have got some blows in to the sola plexus.
The front page of tomorrow’s Daily Telegraph:
‘PM Sunak would be a new Gordon Brown, claims Truss’#TomorrowsPapersToday
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) July 25, 2022
While the Express telegraphed who was on top..
Tuesday’s front page: The great divide… Tax cuts now or later #TomorrowsPapersToday
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) July 25, 2022
The Mail has been behind Truss from the first and clearly see her as the new Thatcher.
— George Mann ⚒️ (@sgfmann) July 25, 2022
For the Standard, Sunak is the Tory’s liability
Tomorrows Paper Today 📰
YOU’LL LOSE US THE NEXT ELECTION
— Metro (@MetroUK) July 25, 2022
While the Guardian gloats as it sees the Tories losing the war whoever wins the battle
Truss v Sunak: a sorry spectacle of playground bragging from a party without a purpose | Rafael Behr https://t.co/rlkn7v7TCg
— The Guardian (@guardian) July 25, 2022
Rishi Sunak is not winning this one. Unless Truss gets stupid or unlucky in the next few days, enough votes will have been cast to leave her on top by the middle of August.