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What do you think of the poppy and remembrance day?

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I am of Irish heritage and would not wear a poppy, as I associate it with the many violent, oppressive acts that were perpetrated by the British army on Irish soil, not for ethically justified reasons, but to prolong imperialistic control over someone else's country. Crooke Park, the murderous practices of the Black and Tans and... Show more >>

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The poppy is a symbol of remembrance of those who died, it is not a celebration of war nor of militarism. My grandfather (who was at Passchendaele and survived WW1) had no animosity towards the Germans and my father was the same - in fact he and a mate (Eddie Billings) had a great time one summer "wine tasting" up the Rhine... Show more >>

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Masters in Education from Nottingham University in the UK. Also studied Masters in Islamic Studies and Islamic Banking & Finance. Political activist with interests in Geopolitics, History and Phil ...
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The poppy seems to have had quite a varied history and interpretation, being adopted by The Royal British Legion in aid of those serving in the British Armed Forces, after its formation in 1921. In contrast, the White Poppy was first introduced by the Women's Co-operative Guild in thirties was intended as a symbol for peace ... Show more >>

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