The game of political chess being played out in the public eye between Clive Palmer and Jacqui Lambie took another turn today as he suspended the outspoken senator and removed her as deputy Senate leader.
With speculation intensifying that the Tassie senator will break away from the PUP, online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has opened betting on what party she will join should she choose to.
The Democratic Labour Party leads the race at $3.50 ahead of Family First on $3.75, while PUP ally Ricky Muir’s Motoring Enthusiasts are a $4.00 start.
Single Lambie’s long search for her donkey-man could be helped should she choose to frolic with the Sex Party – a $34 chance with Sportsbet.
Despite the turmoil, Lambie is a $1.50 shot to be re-elected and $2.50 to lose her seat whereas joining fellow madcap Pauline Hanson by setting up their own party is paying $4.00.
“Palmer is pulling no punches but he stopped short of expelling her from the party. She looks likely to jump ship though and some of the minor political parties could do with having her high profile in their team,” said sportsbet.com.au‘s Will Byrne.
What party will she join?
$3.50 Democratic Labour Party
$3.75 Family First
$4.00 Motoring Enthusiasts
$6.00 Liberal Democrats
$34 Sex Party
Will she be re-elected?
Will she form a party with Pauline Hanson?