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.