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Front Pages

When the Daily Mail reported on Theresa May’s Brexit discussions with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, they chose to approach it from an odd angle – asking their readers who won ‘Legs-it’.
The front page was criticised for displaying outdated sexist behaviour, with MP and former Deputy Labour Leader Harriet Harman saying “Moronic! And we are in 2017!”
Harman was not the only person to attack the cover – Jeremy Corbyn and Sturgeon herself also lambasted it, with the Scottish First Minister implying the coverage was helping to take Britain ‘back to the 1970s’.

Most controversial front pages of the past 12 months

2017 was a big year for news – which means it was also a big year for British newspapers.

Whether it was Brexit, sexism, or the General Election, the papers always had a front page ready to capture the national conversation.

Some of these were loved, but most caused a storm in what was a whirlwind year for news.

Either way, these are the front pages that left a lasting impression and will be remembered beyond the year.

Without further ado, these are the eight most controversial British press front pages of the year.