First Pig-gate, now Poppygate. What next?

A spokesperson said this incident was an “oversight”. Clearly the Tory dictionary has a different definition of “oversight” – meaning “lazy cynicism exposed by the public”, perhaps?

Downing Street has been ridiculed for digitally adding a remembrance poppy to a photograph of David Cameron that it was using on its Facebook page.

An hour later, Downing Street deleted the picture and replaced it with one of the prime minister actually wearing a poppy, but not before the original photo had been spotted by other people on social media.

The incident was quickly dubbed Poppygate.

The original photograph of David Cameron was uploaded to Facebook in July and has been used widely in Downing Street publicity materials. A No 10 spokesperson blamed the incident on an “oversight” and said the digitally enhanced picture had now been deleted.

Source: No 10 ridiculed after adding poppy to David Cameron Facebook picture | Politics | The Guardian

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8 thoughts on “First Pig-gate, now Poppygate. What next?

  1. Mr.Angry

    His picture makes me feel ill, they should have deleted him and left the poppy, more in keeping.

  2. Rhoderick

    If they had to dub a poppy on him… They should at least have done it correctly. The tip of the leaf should point to eleven o’clock.

  3. Michelle Thomasson

    This poppy selling and the Royal British Legion has some peculiar sponsors e.g. the Poppy Rocks Ball “is now in its third year after raising nearly £40,000 in the last two years for The Royal British Legion.” REF:
    And the Poppy Rocks Ball is sponsored by Lockheed Martin:

    Apart from the F35 Lightning II stealth fighters (apparently they have a multi-role… how many ways do they slaughter) Lockheed Martin is also busy creating all kinds of “cyber-security expertise, to obtain support and investment for the development of new technologies and markets.” Mr Cameron is very supportive of Lockheed Martin’s plans:

    So poppies on jackets, even the digitally enhanced, just help keep the bloody circle turning and all this business will certainly generate the need for more poppies.

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