PA­PER FO­CUSES ON LEAD­ERS’ LEGS

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lon­don» Bri­tain’s Daily Mail tabloid has sparked com­plaints with a front-page pho­to­graph fo­cus­ing on the legs of Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May and Scot­tish First Min­is­ter Nicola Stur­geon.

The photo of the two lead­ers pub­lished Tuesday dis­plays their legs promi­nently along­side a head­line that read “Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-it!”

May and Stur­geon had met to dis­cuss vi­tal dif­fer­ences in their ap­proach to Bri­tain’s exit from the Euro­pean Union and a pos­si­ble sec­ond Scot­tish in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum that could break up the United King­dom.

It was their legs how­ever that drew the pop­u­lar tabloid’s at­ten­tion, draw­ing com­plaints of sex­ism from some politi­cians and read­ers. An in­side head­line said their “pins” were the finest weapons at their com­mand.

The news­pa­per said the piece about the legs was a “light­hearted” side­bar to a se­ri­ous po­lit­i­cal story and urged crit­ics to “get a life.”

Bri­tain’s Daily Mail news­pa­per sparked com­plaints with a Page 1 pho­to­graph fo­cus­ing on the legs of Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May and Scot­tish First Min­is­ter Nicola Stur­geon.

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