Phil Stevens immediately thought the late Iron Lady’s appearance could be linked to next month’s EU referendum when he spotted the cloud in Portsmouth – one of the UK’s main gateways to Europe.
The distinct shape of the milk-snatching Thatcher can be seen in profile, with the shape of her nose clearly protruding while other fluffy clouds make up her trademark bouffant hairstyle.The 37-year-old quickly took a picture of the bizarre shape on his phone to share it with friends, saying that he had spotted the controversial ex-Prime Minister in a cloud.
Events manager Phil, who lives on the Wirral, Merseyside, but travels all over the country with work, said: ‘The resemblance to Margaret Thatcher is uncanny.
The Margaret Thatcher cloud that appeared over Wirral, Merseyside
‘I was sitting in my van eating my lunch when I spotted the cloud. I thought of Thatcher straightaway. It had the hair, the nose, everything. I couldn’t believe it.
‘I took a photograph of it straightaway before it had the chance to change shape and I shared it on social media. A lot of people agreed with me.Phil believes the appearance of the Thatcher cloud is an eerie coincidence ahead of the EU referendum on June 23.
He added: ‘I thought it was strange to see the cloud so close to the EU referendum. It was quite spooky. It’s daft but it really does look like her.
‘I’ve never been to Portsmouth before but I know it is one of the main ports leading into the UK from Europe, so it made it even stranger.
‘I think Thatcher would be the puppet master for Cameron and the rest of them, so she would be voting to remain in the EU.’
During her 11 years as Prime Minister, Thatcher fought numerous battles against what she saw as the excessive powers of Brussels.Her strong anti-EU sentiment is often credited for her downfall when pro-Europe Tories moved against her.