Daily Mail criticised for sexist 'Legs-it' headline

The large picture on the front page of the Mail accompanies a piece inside the paper by columnist Sarah Vine titled: "Finest weapons at their command?"

A column by Sarah Vine referred to Sturgeon's legs as "altogether more flirty, tantalisingly crossed. a direct attempt at seduction".

The front page was first published on Twitter on Monday night, instantly prompting a stream of criticism from politicians, journalists and members of the public.

Former Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman said: "Moronic!"

He wrote: "The 1950s called and asked for their headline back".

It's 2017. Two women's decisions will determine if United Kingdom continues to exist.

We saw it for a whole decade on the X Factor as rumours of female judges nonexistent rivalries made front page news, and comments about how the women looked compared to each other were rife with every single show. "And we are in 2017!"

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tweeted: "This sexism should be consigned to history. Shame on you Daily Mail".

Fortunately for May and Sturgeon, today they managed to bag themselves the front page of the newly-crowned newspaper of the year: the ever-gracious and reliable, Daily Mail.

This is what happens when you let that drunk, pervy uncle at a wedding edit a newspaper.

"The five most powerful people in the country are women". Forget their brains - utterly immaterial. Both are now fighting for the future of their countries in arguably the most politically unstable era of our lifetime.

It's depressing stuff, and it's made worse by the fact that this complete joke of a front page will sell in its thousands upon thousands and anyone who speaks out against it will be patronised and told that they're just giving the Mail the publicity they crave.

  • Leroy Wright