…And They’re Off

Paddy Power’s odds on general election results will make for depressing reading for the UUP with a price of just 5/4 offered on the party retaining just a single seat while its chances of retaining two are longer at 7/4. The SDLP fares no better at trackside with the odds of the party retaining a single seat offered at 4/6 and their chances of winning no seats at all is considered more likely by the bookies at 9/1 than their chances of taking three at 11/1 . On the other hand Sinn Féin candidates are strongly fancied to take six seats or more at a very tight price of 2/5 on. Presumably DUP supporters wouldn’t dream of countenancing such Devil’s roulette but Paddy Power thinks it most likely that the party will end up with ten or more seats at a price of 6/4.