An inexcusable insult

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

In the last century, millions of men and women gave up their lives to protect King, Queen and country.

Nearly a million “British” people died in World War 1 and nearly half a million in World War 2.  Whatever your views on war, these people should be remembered and buying and wearing a poppy in the run-up to Remembrance Sunday is the way that millions of people in this country do that.  The money raised in selling the poppies goes to the Royal British Legion which does a half decent job of getting the money to people who need it.

Millions of people have died in defence of this country and this is an insult.  Staff at Buckingham Palace warned not to wear poppies at state banquets in case they offend foreign ambassadors and even being threatened with the sack if they do – that is an inexcusable insult and the idiots at the Foreign Office who decided it was more important to make sure the German ambassador didn’t feel uncomfortable while he was eating his dinner than it is to remember the millions of people who’ve given their lives in defence of this country should be sent to a military field hospital in Afghanistan or Iraq where they can explain to the wounded soliders why palace staff shouldn’t wear poppies.

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  1. John Franklyn (59 comments) says:

    It is a great insult. As an ex-squaddie i wear a poppy because of the above and also because I had close friends who gave their lives in more recent times. This is an insult to the highest degree.

  2. axel (1214 comments) says:

    I dont see Prince Phillip kow towing to the civil service?

  3. jerry (78 comments) says:

    I don’t know why anyone would feel uncomfortable but thats feckin politics for ya.

  4. Charlie Marks (365 comments) says:

    Doubt any foreign dignitaries understand the significance of poppies?

    It’s an insult that there are any troops in either Iraq or Afghanistan. Bring them home!

  5. axel (1214 comments) says:

    Charlie What??????????

    A Kraut of all people will understand the significance of the poppy, if he is a bit slow on the up take all they would need is someone to whisper, ‘Hey Fritz, the reasonn you never knew your grand fathers is because my grandfather was involved in their deaths on the Western front and we celebrate the fact with these paper poppies’. He’ll understund, especially if you say it slowly and clearly, several times, louder and louder until he does understand.

  6. axel (1214 comments) says:

    the queen mother, you’ve got to love her, did you see what she had to say about the EU?

  7. jerry (78 comments) says:

    I doubt the german would take to that,he’ll probably just reply “No I never knew my grandfathers because both of them took off to Argentina with some Van Goghs and my family’s inheretance”
    (one of my granddas spend the war in a prison for trying to steal ammo and the other one took off to switzerland so he wouldn’t get drafted)

  8. Charlie Marks (365 comments) says:

    Okay – foreign dignitaries aside from the …


    *That’s* who might be offended…

  9. axel (1214 comments) says:

    jerry, oki change it to ‘Great Grand father’ but i think the diplomat will be a fair bit older than us and therefore it will be his grandfathers generation who played in the 14-18 tournament

  10. jerry (78 comments) says:

    And just to annoy you,I applied for the Model European Parliament in my school and got excepted.
    Its with students from all the 27 member states and will be held in the EU Parliament.
    Don’t worry though because there is a party represented that is basically like the UKIP and shares most of their views.
    (I will be excepting bribes of anything above 500 euro)

  11. jerry (78 comments) says:

    I didn’t just mean axel

  12. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    No, that’s good Jerry. Hopefully seeing how it all works from the inside will help to show you just how bad it is!

  13. steadmancinques (34 comments) says:

    I take it that you’ve picked up on the story that a bunch of the loonier Thought Police in South Wales have ruled that the word ‘British’ is as equally offensive as ‘Negro’ (and, presumably ‘sheep-shagger’).

  14. Antipholus Papps (1 comments) says:

    I will no longer wear a poppy. This is because I feel strongly that we have utterly shamed the memory of those who fought and died for our liberty and our country by allowing our own fascist warmongering government to destroy everything for which they fought. If we ever grow enough of a spine to hold accountable the traitors who have destroyed our common law and signed away our sovereignty, then I will once again be able to wear a poppy.

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