Tag : rememberance

Poppy Fever

12 months ago / 0 comments

An increasingly large number of people have decided that the traditional red poppy of remembrance either does not reflect the kind of commemoration they wish to participate in or, in some cases, that the poppy actively symbolises things they dislike about Britain’s past. Here I hope to summarise people’s objections … Read More

The poppy problem

2 years ago / 0 comments

With the seemingly endless list of current battles and wars that are waged on foreign soil and instigated by western governments, it isn’t difficult to fathom why some have ceased to wear a poppy. The artificial and decorative flower has been a manifestation of Remembrance Sunday and the 11th of … Read More

Out of touch: Fifa’s poppy palaver

2 years ago / 0 comments

Many would agree that, for centuries, patriotism has permeated traditional British values. Whether you’re joining your fellow citizens in taking a moment of silence to remember lost war heroes or belting out the national anthem at a footie match with your old man, patriotism, for many of us, has long … Read More