Minister Simon Coveney getting 'piggywithit' at Ploughing Championships
As piggate continues to roll on in the UK, Irish Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney might want to rethink who he has breakfast with.
As he presses the flesh at this week's Ploughing Championships, Mr Coveney took some time this morning to take this unfortunate photo.
Maybe he is in on the joke and is taking a cheeky swipe at embattled Conservative leader David Cameron – who is embroiled in a scandal following claims he engaged in an obscene act with a dead pig.
Or maybe the photo is what it appears to be, a Government minister hoping to win over some farmers ahead of next year’s election.
Starting with a pig for breakfast at the ploughing! pic.twitter.com/G33KNb8c5Y— Simon Coveney (@simoncoveney) September 23, 2015
More than a few twitter users have already picked up on the photo, warning Mr Coveney he might not enjoy its connotations.
“Christ Simon your political career will be ruined in a #Piggate story,” wrote one.
While another joked: “Careful what you do with it. These things can come back to haunt you. #gettingpiggywithit”
The war of words between David Cameron and former Tory donor Lord Ashcroft has continued following the latter’s revelations in ‘Call Me Dave’.
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