Twitter commentators spotted Liz Truss appearing to recreate an outfit worn by Margaret Thatcher for her appearance in the first Tory leadership debate.
The foreign affairs secretary wore a black blazer and white shirt with a large bow for Friday’s event, exactly matching what the former Conservative Prime Minister worn in a 1979 election broadcast.
Hundreds of people took to the social media platform to point out the striking similarity.
A tweet, which received more than 4,500 likes, said: “Liz Truss has recreated the look of Margaret Thatcher from her 1979 election broadcast down to the finest detail.”
Another joked: ‘Liz Truss’ Margaret Thatcher Tribute Act is available to rent.
Ms Truss appeared alongside fellow Tory leadership candidates Tom Tugendhat, Rishi Sunak, Kemi Badenoch and Penny Mordaunt for the Channel 4 debate, hosted by Krishnan Guru-Murthy.
Asked when she stood up for integrity and honesty, Ms Truss said: ‘I supported Boris Johnson, of course I raised issues with him privately, but I backed for the leadership election.
“I was part of his cabinet and I owed him my loyalty.”
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She also appeared to glance at Mr Sunak’s record as chancellor, saying: ‘We are facing serious challenges as a country, the worst economic crisis in a generation, an appalling war being perpetrated by the Russia in Ukraine, after decades of very slow growth.
“Now is not the time to pursue our current economic policy.
“We need to be bold, we need to do things differently, we need to cut taxes, we need to unleash growth, and we need to unlock the potential of everyone in our great country.”
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