Posts Tagged ‘Remembrance Day’

Where have all the poppies gone?

by Mark Perryman.

Ahead of  the England vs Scotland game Mark Perryman responds to FIFA’s Poppies ban The last time England played Scotland in a competitive match at Hampden Park, in November, 1999, it was preceded by none of the manufactured row about whether the teams should have poppies embroidered on their shirts. The tabloids were more interested […]

War is never glorious, so why do we bully those who protest against poppy culture?

by James Bloodworth.

The surest way of finding oneself on the wrong side of our moral enforcers is, with words or with actions, to have caused a sacred group or individual of great national esteem “offence”. From this starting point your fate is very much dependent upon whom it is you have had the misfortune to upset. Celebrities are […]

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