The Sun has been accused of playing politics with the charity, Help for Heroes, today. This is due to its frontpage suggesting Ed Miliband is the only party leader not to show his support for the troops by not posing with a rubber Help for Heroes wristband.
Here’s the frontpage:
But the most chilling part of this story is that it’s a reminder of the eerily accurate scene aired in 2006 from The Thick of It writer Armando Iannucci’s Time Trumpet.
As pointed out by Iannucci’s fellow comedy writer, Ian Martin, on Twitter, the scene is remarkably prescient regarding David Cameron’s studied patriotic sincerity, displayed via wearing a rubber wristband with uncomfortable pride.
Here’s Cameron’s pose for today’s Sun:
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) September 25, 2014
And here’s the scene from 2006: