DIANE Abbott has been slammed for tweeting a fake picture of a plane bombing Iran in an attack on Syria strikes.
In a huge gaffe earlier today the Shadow Home Secretary lashed out at minister Penny Mordaunt for claiming that Parliament should not be allowed to vote on action in the war-torn country.
But she also tweeted out a Photoshopped image of what an Israeli air bomb attack on Iran could like.
The Jeremy Corbyn ally was left red-faced after she said today: “Shocking to hear Tory minister on @BBCr4today claim that you canât allow Parliament to vote on war because that would be to âoutsource the decision to people who donât have all the infoâ.
“Do these people understand what parliamentary democracy is?”
The image is thought to originally come from a blog in 2012 called The Aviationist which mocked up a blast using computer software.
It wrote back in 2012: “The following drawing, exclusively prepared byÂ Al ClarkÂ for The Aviationist, shows how an attack by a formation of F-15Is on a nuclear facility located in downtown Tehran might look like.
“Obviously, it is only a fictional scene.”
Tory vice-chair James Cleverly demanded she remove the “outrageous, childish and misleading” tweet as it was a gross misrepresentation.
He stormed: “The picture is outrageous, childish, and misleading, it is totally unacceptable for you to use it.
“To imply that this was a attack on civilian homes, as the picture does, is a vile misrepresentation and dishonours the RAF personnel involved.
“Delete the tweet and apologise.”
Hours after her original tweet Ms Abbott added: “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.”
But Twitter users were quick to tell her: “It’s a fake picture love. Not very professional in my opinion.”
Another wrote: “It’s important when you have absolutely no clue what you’re doing or talking about.”
One person said: “Using an obvious photo-shopped CGI image to illustrate your barking thoughts just amplifies how far above your pay grade this is.”
Last week the Shadow Home Secretary was ridiculed after she suggested that World War II is the only war she would ever support.
Jeremy Corbyn’s close ally refused to say whether or not Labour would ever back taking military action in the Middle East during a car-crash interview.
She also failed to explain how a “political solution” in Syria is possible with Russia vetoing any attempts toÂ investigate the countryÂ through the UN.