The infamous Ed Miliband bacon sandwich photo was taken five years ago and the internet has feelings

Louis StaplesGreg Evans
Tuesday 21 May 2019 10:45
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2014 feels like a long time ago, doesn’t it?

Brexit was merely a policy pledge by David Cameron in the Tory election manifesto, Donald Trump wasn't president and Love Island was a distant relic of our reality TV past.

Things were all going well for Miliband in 2014 ahead of his campaign tour around the UK, at least until he made the mistake of eating a bacon sandwich in front of cameras – a rookie error.

What happened next can only be described as a thoroughly modern catastrophe as his attempts to eat the bacon sarnie made him look like he had just tasted the foulest thing imaginable and images of him eating the snack ended up everywhere.

The incident probably wasn't entirely responsible for Labour losing the 2015 election, but it really didn't help and helped characterise Miliband as an “odd bloke” compared with his opponent.

There's even an entire Wikipedia page dedicated to it - the shame!

Today marks the five year anniversary of the moment which changed British politics forever.

In the years since, we’ve even seen the former Labour leader embrace the joke.

He even jokingly responded to an ITV News tweet asking if you could “cut your meat intake to half a rasher to save the planet?”

And he’s not the only one who’s laughed and despaired about it over the years…

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