Tuesday 6 December 2016

Robert Fisk: Why I will never wear this symbol of betrayal again

Robert Fisk

Published 05/11/2016 | 02:30

British Prime Minister Theresa May wearing a poppy. Photo: PA
British Prime Minister Theresa May wearing a poppy. Photo: PA

The Entente Cordiale which sent my father to France is now trash beneath the high heels of Theresa May, yet this wretched woman dares to wear a poppy.

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Yes, the boys and girls of the BBC and ITV, and all of Britain's lively media and sports personalities and politicians, are at it again.

They're flaunting their silly poppies once more to show their super-correctness in the face of history, as ignorant or forgetful as ever that their tired fashion accessory was inspired by a poem which urged the soldiers of the Great War of 1914-18 to go on killing and slaughtering.

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