Row over fake Syria photo is pathetic, says Abbott
DIANE ABBOTT has come under fire after posting a fake image of a bombing raid in a social media post about the Syrian air strikes.
The shadow home secretary dismissed the row over her use of the picture as “pathetic”.
The Labour frontbencher used the image in a post hitting out at International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt, who was defending the Government’s refusal to hold a parliamentary vote before launching air strikes in response to the chemical weapon attack at Douma.
Twitter users pointed out that the image used to illustrate her point was a composite showing what a fictional Israeli air strike in Tehran might have looked like.
But Ms Abbott dismissed criticism saying: “Apparently, my use of this pic is ‘important news’. Yes, UK goes to war without UN approval or even parliamentary debate. But the most important news is what pics I use in a tweet. Pathetic.”