Sam Cam says husband’s waxwork looks “identical” to the PM

Is there a tiny irony there?

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Having sunk into denial over the Gordon Brown premiership and held out for a David Cameron victory, like most of the media, London's Madame Tussauds has now unveiled its waxwork model of the new Prime Minister, and Cameron's wife, Samantha, has said it looks "identical" to the real thing.

David Cameron (wax) and Samantha Cameron (real)

I have no doubt about this, for, on the few occasions I have seen Cameron in person, he appears to be caked in a glossy sort of make-up, which is -- along with the new need for a party leader to be a good performer in TV debates -- a sign of the times.

Anyway, for a brilliant blog on the bizarre selection process at Madame Tussauds, see my colleague Mehdi Hasan's post here.

James Macintyre is political correspondent for the New Statesman.
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