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Redditch Labour Party posted a picture from an indoor event on August 15 on Facebook. At first glance the photo appears to show the group, who are holding up a Labour banner, wearing face coverings.
But a closer inspection makes it clear the masks have been hilariously drawn on.
And the local Labour branch even shared a version of the image on their Facebook which shows the edited coverings floating above activists’ faces.
Just one person in the photo appears to be wearing a real face mask.
At the time, face coverings were compulsory in a number of indoor settings.
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The embarrassing gaffe by Redditch Labour Party, highlighted by Guido Fawkes, has been mercilessly mocked by Twitter users.
One wrote: “The Labour Party, the gift that keeps giving.”
Another commented: “It’s the amateur level of the photoshopping that tells you what standards they aspire to.”
A third hit out: “Oh bless, not the sharpest tools in the toolbox.”
Another expressed disbelief, saying: “Labour can’t even do a successful photoshop. Good grief.”
A fifth simply said: “You literally couldn’t make this up.”
Another mocked: “Yet more @UKLabour buffoonery!”
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One commented: “Howling. Even by Labour’s barrel-scraping standards, this is exceptional. A must-see.”
Another added: “Why UK Labour can’t win elections…”
Redditch Conservatives branded the blunder an “embarrassment”.
They added: “We are worried at the undermining of public health by @ReddLab, especially with Redditch having the highest increases in COVID.”
In England, face coverings became mandatory in more indoor settings, such as cinemas, places of worship and museums, from August 8.
Face masks were already compulsory on public transport and in shops.
Express.co.uk has contacted the Labour Party and Redditch Labour Party for comment.
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