Photo of soldier wearing dark camouflage face paint condemned as racist

Photo of soldier wearing dark camouflage face paint condemned as racist
Image via The Telegraph

At a time when Britain’s security has rarely been under greater threat, you would think the Ministry of Defence was far too preoccupied to worry about something so trivial as a soldier being photographed wearing camouflage paint.

There is, after all, the small matter of working out how to deal with the new mood of military assertiveness that has taken root in the Kremlin for MoD bigwigs to consider. Or the equally challenging threat posed by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil), which has seized control of large swathes of the Arab world and poses a direct threat to our national well-being as a result of its increasingly sophisticated terrorist network.

But no, rather than concentrating its energies on demanding issues such as these, the MoD instead today finds itself involved in a nonsensical twitter storm over a picture posted on its website as part of a photographic competition.

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