Ed Driscoll

Dispatches from the Ministry of Truth

Oceania has always been at war with the HMS Belfast:

London 2012 organisers have apologised for airbrushing the historic World War II ship HMS Belfast from an official poster depicting the capital’s skyline.

Games organisers said it was “a simple mistake in the advertising production process” for London 2012 Festival.

The ship served in both World War II and the Korean War and has been moored near Tower Bridge since 1971.

Martyn Heighton, from National Historic Ships, said it was like “airbrushing out the Houses of Parliament”.

When the Tories are in power, I’m sure someone could find a way to justify that.