Red Poppy


McSlaggart

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The red poppy is to raise money for those who have been left disadvantaged by their time in Service. This is a perfectly reasonable way to raise money so that the British government does not have to fund the people who have been given of their life or well being for their state.

Their is the alternative such as the white poppy which I think we should embrace in "Northern Ireland". This would allow both communities to be able to show respect for all the dead of the various conflicts.


Note on how some of the red poppy money is spent:


You may also like to know that the Peace Pledge Union's annual turnover is similar to the annual salary (£95,000+) of the British Legion's chief executive.

White Poppies for Peace
 

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I happen to be in the UK on business this week. The percentage of people I’ve seen wearing poppies is no more than 15% at most. That will increase of course as the he 11th approaches but in general terms I think UK tv gives a false sense of how prevalent the poppy is.
 

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You hear of brit prisons full of brit X Soldiers and brit streets with X brit Soldiers sleeping rough on them- does the millions made by the Poppy not reach those X brit army most in need- just them causes where a soft Royal will be at the photo event with those that lost a arm and a leg for Queen and brit Country-
 

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I happen to be in the UK on business this week. The percentage of people I’ve seen wearing poppies is no more than 15% at most. That will increase of course as the he 11th approaches but in general terms I think UK tv gives a false sense of how prevalent the poppy is.
I live in London. I think 15% is really pushing it. We'll see how it evolves up to the 11th but right now, it's just a media thing. Walk into any bar tonight or restuarant and I woudl wager you wont see a single poppy. And certainly not in offices and in meetings. It's the most overhyped thing I've seen in a world of overhype. I don't see any white poppies either for that matter. No one gives a toss.
 

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I live in London. I think 15% is really pushing it. We'll see how it evolves up to the 11th but right now, it's just a media thing. Walk into any bar tonight or restuarant and I woudl wager you wont see a single poppy. And certainly not in offices and in meetings. It's the most overhyped thing I've seen in a world of overhype. I don't see any white poppies either for that matter. No one gives a toss.
I'm in a small university/cathedral city, with a somewhat more conservative populace than London. Having said which, I just had dinner and nobody in the restaurant was wearing one.
 

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Do what you want.

Let others do what they want.
"DUP MP Gregory Campbell said: "These people make two fundamental mistakes.

"The traditional poppy is not a symbol of war.

"It is a symbol of remembrance of those who paid the extreme sacrifice and those who were injured so that all the rest of us, including those who want to promote the white poppy, can actually do that.

"The second thing is that they appear to misconstrue what people who sell and wear the red poppy mean by doing it.

"The millions that are raised every year through selling the red poppy go towards helping ex-service personnel who survived the extreme sacrifice and who fought for freedom so that all the rest of us can enjoy these freedoms."

Peace activists miss point of red poppies, says DUPs Gregory Campbell - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

If world war 1 was about freedom why did the UK not give up its empire after the war was over?
 

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"DUP MP Gregory Campbell said: "These people make two fundamental mistakes.

"The traditional poppy is not a symbol of war.

"It is a symbol of remembrance of those who paid the extreme sacrifice and those who were injured so that all the rest of us, including those who want to promote the white poppy, can actually do that.

"The second thing is that they appear to misconstrue what people who sell and wear the red poppy mean by doing it.

"The millions that are raised every year through selling the red poppy go towards helping ex-service personnel who survived the extreme sacrifice and who fought for freedom so that all the rest of us can enjoy these freedoms."

Peace activists miss point of red poppies, says DUPs Gregory Campbell - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

If world war 1 was about freedom why did the UK not give up its empire after the war was over?

Try and find a more credible source to quote than that secteran bigot then perhaps some idiots might believe your poppycock
 

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I happen to be in the UK on business this week. The percentage of people I’ve seen wearing poppies is no more than 15% at most. That will increase of course as the he 11th approaches but in general terms I think UK tv gives a false sense of how prevalent the poppy is.
Poppy wearing is not a choice on British tv, therefore giving as you've stated a false impression.
 

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Try and find a more credible source to quote than that secteran bigot then perhaps some idiots might believe your poppycock
Indeed, however tbf McSlabbers tis probably the mostist hardliner loyalist on p.ie, and therefore unable to compete with a republican with yer dazzling intellect...
 

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I happen to be in the UK on business this week. The percentage of people I’ve seen wearing poppies is no more than 15% at most. That will increase of course as the he 11th approaches but in general terms I think UK tv gives a false sense of how prevalent the poppy is.
15% ? Interesting. If that is the case across the UK, isn't it striking that the Irish are obsessed with the Poppy (not the wearing of the emblem, merely mocking those who dare who do so in this country).
 

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" I think that mr Hitler will be regarded as one of the great men of our time "
George Lansbury. Founder of the British Peace Pledge Union and originator of the White Poppy.

Orwell had something to say about them.
 

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" I think that mr Hitler will be regarded as one of the great men of our time "
George Lansbury. Founder of the British Peace Pledge Union and originator of the White Poppy.

Orwell had something to say about them.
the British have murdered more than Hitler over a longer period of time , i see very little difference
 

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How many times does it have to be stated that monies raised from Poppy sales goes to support British soldiers from all conflicts..ALL Conflicts including Iraq/Ireland etc etc..

Why anybody would want to support war is beyond me.. Its absolute Bu******* that the poppy is anything other than propaganda.

Bullying is rife in the British media ..look at the BBC .

Do you want to teach you children that war is ok ..I dont.

Name one Modern conflict that the Brits have been involved in for the greater good of man?
 

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The whole Remembrance Day / Poppy Day serves purely a glorification of war and elevation to near sainthood of those willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Britain needs a continuous supply of raw recruits willing to swallow this horse manure to man the front lines for future wars.
 

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nobody certainly can compete with yours :laugh:, can they cruimh
Well Cara as ye've unmasked Mcslabbers as a loyalists and moi as Cruimh we may start calling ye Sherlock...
 

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The whole Remembrance Day / Poppy Day serves purely a glorification of war and elevation to near sainthood of those willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Britain needs a continuous supply of raw recruits willing to swallow this horse manure to man the front lines for future wars.
Yep 100%
 
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