Strong and waxy: Model PM May unveiled


Madame Tussauds unveils a new wax model of British Prime Minister Theresa May in London on Wednesday.

ReutersLONDON (Reuters) — British Prime Minister Theresa May gained a wax doppelganger on Wednesday that projected an air of strength and permanence sorely lacking in her crisis-prone government.

The wax figure of May, stepping out of No. 10 Downing Street in a red power suit and leopardskin kitten-heeled shoes, was unveiled by Madame Tussauds, a waxworks museum that is one of London’s top tourist attractions.

The real May, meanwhile, was battling multiple crises at once, with several of her cabinet ministers embroiled in scandals, open strife in her party over how to deliver Brexit and persistent debate about her suitability for the job.

“Whilst her policies may be questioned, we can guarantee our wax figure of the prime minister is most definitely strong and stable,” said Edward Fuller, general manager of Madame Tussauds, poking fun at an election campaign slogan that backfired on May.Speech

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