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.