Miliband aide ‘cancelled Brighton Pavilion photoshoot in case it was mistaken for a mosque’

Posted On 10 Jun 2015 at 8:19 am

An aide of Labour leader Ed Miliband’s cancelled a photoshoot outside the Brighton Pavilion over fears it might be mistaken for a mosque, The Times reports today.

Brighton Pavilion by Duncan Harris on Flickr

Brighton Pavilion by Duncan Harris on Flickr

In a critique of Labour’s election campaign, the national newspaper uses the decision as an example of the party’s desperation not to be seen as soft on immigration.

It says: “There was an at times almost comical neurosis about the issue: in a moment straight out of The Thick of It, a planned photo call with the leader in front of the Brighton Pavilion was dropped because an aide feared voters might think it was a mosque.”

If true, this wouldn’t be the first time the mistake was made.

In 2013, a screenshot of EDL members discussing a photo of the pavilion under the impression it was a mosque after the far-right group marched here was widely circulated on social media.

  1. HJarrs Reply

    Just when you think Labour cannot sink any lower…

    • Joe Stains Reply

      Yes, and the Green Councils tenure was one of reasonableness and common-sense, wasn’t it?

      Look, the people of Brighton rejected you incapable and incompetent Green loons at the polls; just live with it

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