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Complaints as UK's Daily Mail focuses on legs, not policy

  • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, right,  and  Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sit during their meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, Monday March 27, 2017. May met with Scotland's leader Monday for the first time since they faced off in a struggle over a new push for Scottish independence as the U.K. leaves the European Union. (Russell Cheyne/PA via AP)

    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, right, and Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sit during their meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, Monday March 27, 2017. May met with Scotland's leader Monday for the first time since they faced off in a struggle over a new push for Scottish independence as the U.K. leaves the European Union. (Russell Cheyne/PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Newspapers are seen displayed for sale in London, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Britain's Daily Mail newspaper 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 speculating about which leader won the "Legs-it" competition — a play on Brexit. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Newspapers are seen displayed for sale in London, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Britain's Daily Mail newspaper 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 speculating about which leader won the "Legs-it" competition — a play on Brexit. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)  (The Associated Press)

  • Newspapers are seen displayed for sale in London, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Britain's Daily Mail newspaper 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 speculating about which leader won the "Legs-it" competition — a play on Brexit. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Newspapers are seen displayed for sale in London, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Britain's Daily Mail newspaper 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 speculating about which leader won the "Legs-it" competition — a play on Brexit. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)  (The Associated Press)

Britain's Daily Mail newspaper 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 speculating about which leader won the "Legs-it" competition — a play on Brexit.

May and Sturgeon had met to discuss vital differences in their approach to Brexit 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 from some politicians and readers. An inside headline said their "pins" were the finest weapons at their command.

"The 1950s called and asked for their headline back," tweeted former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.