Paddy Power has EU’s back, even if Theresa May doesn’t!Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 14:43
Paddy Power are no strangers to a good publicity stunt and this latest PR move is up there with their most abrasive stunts. Paddy Power won’t be on Theresa May’s Christmas card list this year as the massive statue isn’t particularly flattering. The massive statue took a large 12-man team and a whole week to put up on the picturesque Cliffs of Dover. Paddy Power claim that the statue sends a “clear message to the UK’s soon to be former EU neighbours, even if the general election results didn’t.
Don't go to Dover, Theresa
Theresa May might be very occupied with Brexit negotiations along with trying to piece together a government and whatnot, but if she’s looking for a relaxing getaway, Dover should not be top of the pile. Paddy Power’s May statue features legs which are a lengthy 10m tall, while her fingernails are over five foot long. The Irish bookmakers will be looking to poke fun at May and the UK in order to attract new online users from EU countries and indeed the UK as well, as May isn’t very popular in the UK either. Paddy Power doesn’t appear to think Theresa May has a lot of political credentials by reporting that the statue is lifelike as it is “two-dimensional and largely wooden”. If May was a Paddy Power fan beforehand, they might have lost a customer.
Even the French can see it
The statue can be seen from Normandy which gives an inclination of just how huge it is. Theresa May is also currently trying to forge together a government in the UK after calling a snap general election earlier this month which backfired for her. The Tories are in talks with Northern Irish political party – the DUP, in order to string together a coalition government. Paddy Power doesn’t believe this partnership would be a good fit by comparing the construction of the statue to a potential coalition: “During construction, it was both strong and stable, but soon went weak and wobbly when the winds changed – about as stable as a partnership with the DUP”.
The snap election was a disaster for Theresa May and her Conservative party and Paddy Power believe that she might not be either in power of leader of the Conservative party for a whole lot longer. Paddy Power make it odds-on that more than one Prime Minister will be involved in Brexit talks at 2/7 while giving odds of 13/8 that a second general election will be called this year.
The story may not be over yet
The biggest twist in the bizarre Brexit storyline would be the UK deciding to remain in the EU and Paddy Power believe that it is an outside possibility. Paddy Power are giving odds of 20/1 for the UK to remain in the EU and described it as May’s “party piece”. Keep updated with Paddy Power on more UK political odds and more outrageous PR stunts!