People think the new passport features ‘David Cameron in drag’
The UK’s new passport is attracting attention for the wrong reasons – with people noticing a historical dead ringer for PM David Cameron.
The passport is redesigned every five years to include new imagery and security features – and the ‘Creative United Kingdom’ passport was unveiled by immigration minister James Brokenshire this week, paying tribute to the UK’s creative influences of the past 500 years.
However, the picture of renowned architect Elizabeth Scott is confusing some people – over a surprising similarity to David Cameron.
A number of Twitter users noticed the similarity between the pair:
We have to admit… it’s a bit uncanny.
It’s definitely not the only interesting thing about the passport, though.
One page of the passport features a subtle tribute to the work of the gay mathematician and computing hero Alan Turingfeaturing mathematical equations, a map of Bletchley, and imagery of modern computers
Turing, often hailed as the grandfather of modern computing, was convicted of ‘gross indecency’ in 1952 after having sex with a man, and was chemically castrated, barred from working for GCHQ, and eventually driven to suicide.
The mathematical genius previously worked at Bletchley Park to crack the German Enigma codes – which is widely believed to have meant an earlier end to World War II.
However, the passport has come under fire from Labour MPs for featuring seven men and three women – paying tribute to Lovelace, architect Elizabeth Scott, and Queen Victoria in stamp form.
Emily Thornberry MP complained: “Here we go again – new UK passport has 7 men featured and just 2 women”.
Stella Creasy MP added: “so tired of this shizzle (sic) -home office could only find 2 UK women 2 celebrate in 500 years of history”.
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