Diane Abbott dismisses criticism of simulated image on Syria tweet

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Shadow home secretary calls row ‘pathetic’ after she uses picture originally posted to aviation blog

Labour’s Diane Abbott has responded to criticism on social media for using a simulated image of a bombing raid in Iran while posting on Twitter about the UK’s participation in military strikes in Syria.

The image she chose to accompany her tweet was a composite showing what a strike by Israeli planes on Tehran might look like, and was originally posted to an aviation blog five years ago.

Shocking to hear Tory minister on @BBCr4today claim that you can’t allow Parliament to vote on war because that would be to “outsource the decision to people who don’t have all the info” Do these people understand what parliamentary democracy is? pic.twitter.com/1sMxSJb48G

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.

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