Theresa May got more than a million Thai emails offering congratulations and a special offer on skin care and anti-aging cream. Giffarine, Thailand's miracle skin cream, uses a pyramid (Amway style) marketing scheme which means that two million Thai housewives are selling it on the Internet even though nobody actually uses it.
But it was not just amateur lotion sales people, she got 50 emails from Chiang Mai dentists offering a package deal of a new set of teeth, three nights at the Four Seasons and a tour of Doi Intanon national park. Three Chiang Mai hospitals offered essentially the same deal but with a hip replacement instead of the new teeth. 500 Thai hair-dressers offered a free blue rinse as part of similar packages.
Strangely there were no emails from Thailand's bargain basement, cut and paste, plastic surgeons. An industry spokesperson said “we would not know were to start”.
The real story from Reuters:
Interior minister Theresa May will become Britain's prime minister on Wednesday, with the task of steering its withdrawal from the European Union, after rival Andrea Leadsom abruptly terminated her disastrous leadership campaign.
May, 59, will succeed David Cameron, who announced he was stepping down after Britons unexpectedly voted last month to quit the EU. Britain's planned withdrawal has weakened the 28-nation bloc, created huge uncertainty over trade and investment, and shaken financial markets.
May and Leadsom had been due to contest a ballot of grassroots Conservative party members, with the result to be declared by Sept. 9. But Leadsom unexpectedly quit on Monday after a campaign dogged by ill-judged comments about her rival's lack of children and questions about whether she had exaggerated her CV.
"I am honored and humbled to have been chosen by the Conservative Party to become its leader," said May, who favored remaining in the EU but has made clear there is no going back on the result of the June 23 referendum.
"Brexit means Brexit, and we're going to make a success of it."