The Conservative Party’s new campaign poster has one rather unfortunate problem

LONDON — The Conservative Party's official election campaign launch was somewhat spoiled this morning after journalists noticed a rather unfortunate problem with the party's new poster.

The poster, which was launched at an event in London on Wednesday, was aimed at convincing voters that Labour would hit them with a "tax bombshell" if they win the upcoming general election.

However, when Brexit Secretary David Davis stood in front of the poster, it was possible to frame pictures of it in a rather unflattering way.

Here's the original poster:

Philip Hammond and David DavisAlastair Grant/AP/Press Association Images

And here it is cropped:

Philip Hammond and David DavisAlastair Grant/AP/Press Association Images

And here's another picture from a different angle:

Philip Hammond and David DavisAlastair Grant/AP/Press Association Images

The incident was eerily reminiscent of a scene from the BBC political satire "The Thick of It" in which fictional minister Nicola Murray stands in front of a poster which, when cropped, reads "I am bent."

Nicola MurrayBBC

The press conference was also somehow infiltrated by one Labour activist who handed out a briefing to journalists attempting to rebut the central claim of the poster.

A Labour activist is handing out these *inside* the Tories' campaign poster launch.

— Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) May 3, 2017

Meanwhile, the press conference itself was dominated by questions about Brexit leaks coming out of the EU, suggesting that both Davis and May should be sidelined in negotiations.

David Davis asked about reports that EU want him sacked: "We're not a supplicant in this process… we will decide our negotiating team."

— Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) May 3, 2017

All in all the whole event didn't really go to plan.

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