Is The Independent Copying The Verge's Design?

Hey everyone, I was linked to an article on the Independent. It came under something called 'Independent Voices'. Its homepage reminded of The Verge's, particularly in its use of different subsections and the way the comment counter looks.

Is it just me that notices this resemblance?

Is the Independent perhaps using a bulk standard template?

I'd be really interested to hear your opinion :-)

Check out the webpage here and see if you can understand what I'm talking about:

(Sorry if this has been brought up before)