The internet is losing its mind over these eerie photos of Nicola Sturgeon and Margaret Thatcher

Joe Vesey-Byrne
Sunday 02 April 2017 10:45
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Theresa May has been repeatedly compared to Mrs Thatcher (much to her chagrin).

While May is the second female prime minister, from the same party most the similarities end there.

Yet there's another politician who, if not similar politically, may be intentionally aping the Iron Lady's aesthetic.

On Thursday, Nicola Sturgeon signed a 'Section 30' letter, with which she formally requested a referendum on Scottish independence from Theresa May.

The Scottish government posted the image to Twitter:

Picture: Stuart Nicol Photography/The Scottish Government via Getty Images(Stuart Nicol Photography/The Scottish Government via Getty Images)

Those with a long memory were reminded of this image of Margaret Thatcher, in a similar pose in Downing Street, 1983.

Picture: Herbie Knott/Rex Features/Shutterstock(Picture: (Herbie Knott/Rex Features/Shutterstock))

In fact, Sturgeon's opponent and leader of the Scottish Conservatives even highlighted the similarities.

Since these images were first compared, other snaps have been unearthed.

The UK politics subreddit placed these side by side.

Pictures, left: PA/PA Archive/PA Images, right: Danny Lawson/PA Archive/PA Images (Picture: left: PA/PA Archive/PA Images, right: Danny Lawson/PA Archive/PA Images)

The similarities go beyond choice of outfits.

In 2016, the Scottish National Party were mocked by opponents for appearing to copy a slogan used by Thatcher in the 1979 election.

HT Reddit, Huffington Post

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