22 thoughts on “Poppy Cock

  1. bertie blenkinsop

    Fair play to McClean, very brave to make a stand when it’d be far easier to toe the line.

  2. Neilo

    Yep, McClean’s enough of a mensch to take whatever nonsense is thrown his way. The sacrifice of blood and treasure gives us the liberty to take unpopular positions.

  3. Howiyabudge

    More annoying than poppy fascism every year is the reaction to poppy fascism. It seems to only exist in the minds of the Redtops and misery merchants like Kay Burley, the average person in the UK couldn’t give a shite whether you wear it or not.

    1. Dόn Pídgéόní

      +1. Lots of people donate to the campaign but don’t wear a poppy as well because of what it is turning into.

  4. Clampers Outside

    Nice post Mick :)

    History needs to be remembered !

    …. and not turned into a half baked sjw message about how all previous generations were evil or some other regressive left bullpoo.

    1. Mick Flavin

      Thanks Clamps…

      …but seriously, when did you start going all MRA on us? Or are you playacting? I don’t get checking in on Broadsheet as much any more, and I saw the anti-feminism thing the other day, so I’m confused…

  5. realPolithicks

    “and not turned into a half baked sjw message about how all previous generations were evil or some other regressive left bullpoo”

    Where do you see that happening?

  6. rotide

    I don’t have a problem with people wearing a poppy on rememberance day but every year the poppy wearing timescale seems to expand. In 10 years people will be wearing poppys from jun to december.

  7. Gero

    If the Brits want to prosecute war, as they do frequently, let them fund the welfare of their brave boys themselves when they inevitably return broken and disturbed. The symbolism and glorification, through poppy wearing, perpetuates the cycle of war being some great adventure that attracts young men and women to sacrifice themselves for king and country generation after generation. War is an abomination. It should not be celebrated and it also should not be forgotten.

          1. Dόn Pídgéόní

            Bit ironic of you to say given your original comment but sure is. Nuance goes down like a s&£# sandwich around here so why bother?

          2. realPolithicks

            The problem appears to be that if you choose not to wear a poppy you get beaten over the head about it.

          3. Dόn Pídgéόní

            Only if you’re a newsreader or play sports. It’s not like people are being yelled at in the street for not wearing one.

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