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25 September 2014

Watch: Time Trumpet’s spot-on scene from 2006 regarding the PM’s wristband politics

Patriotism being bandied about.

By Media Mole

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:

Photo: Twitter/@whowattswhy


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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.

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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:

And here’s the scene from 2006: