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Around this time of year, has anyone ever seen a presenter or guest on British TV, (and sky tv) who was not wearing a British plastic war Poppy?

All the British TV stations, ITV especially, are obviously applying pressure for everyone to be seen wearing the British war poppy.
A British war poppy, no doubt pinned to their clothes for them.

British war poppy is political.
Honorable people must refuse to support a plastic pressure poppy of shame.
Do you believe a single one of the Irish X-Factor contestants have ever previously worn a British war poppy in their entire life?
Did they especially ask to wear one for British TV? Very doubtful Jedward even knew what one was!

Poppy propaganda, poppy fascism pressure works, the British Legion have duped the British public.
The impression they want to portray is - that everyone, even the Irish, supports their bloody wars, current and past.
The intended impression is for the world to conclude that the British army are all brave heroes.

The British army are not all brave or heroic, the very promotion of that idea, actually insults the small minority who would have genuinely been brave and performed a heroic deed.
In fact some British soldiers are cowards and child murderers, mass murderers of innocent Irish.

Many British soldiers are sex criminals, rapists and sexual predators, the lowest scum of the earth.
Google - British army Sex criminals
Are these british army sex criminals all heroes as well?
This is what the Poppy hawkers seem to want to portray and imply!

Some British soldiers have been terrorists and torturers of poor Colonial natives, and many more common criminals.
The cowardly terrorist and mass murderer Brian Nelson was a member of the British army, employed by the British state.
Why should anyone forget this about the British army, and fantasize them all as brave heroes. How utterly naive, perverse and immoral.
The Jails are full of ex soldiers who are nothing more than common criminals. Many of who are former victims of a very British form of child abuse.
The British Army recruits mentally retarded young men
Why are people encouraging this very British form of child abuse?

The British war poppy is political. Honorable people must refuse to support a plastic pressure poppy of shame.

The SPL shames itself with a honors degree in poppy fascism pressure. SPL teams forced to wear a poppy
Is this fair. What about those very brave Conscientious objectors. The pressure hawkers of the British legion war poppy do not give any genuine honor to victims of war.
Does RTE or any Irish TV station ask their presenters or guests, especially the British, to wear a Easter Lily to honor the brave IRA war dead.
Read JoDonnells post on some of the reality of the British wars and their Butchers Apron
Foreign guests from parts of the world with no previous idea of what the British plastic war poppy stands for, are encouraged asked/told to wear one.
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Pressure will never honor anyone with genuine pride or remembrance. Those who hawk the British war poppy and apply grotesque pressure one day a year, have no shame.
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British war political poppy. Refuse plastic pressure poppy
It is not just Irish people who notice that some British war poppy hawkers are shaming the dead of past wars.
Ex SAS soldier calls time on Poppy pressure, blasts Poppy Appeal as a 'political tool'.
The true meaning of the poppy is being forgotten as it becomes a political tool to support current wars, a former elite soldier has claimed.
Ben Griffin, the first SAS soldier to refuse to go into combat, also said the use of the word “hero” to describe soldiers glorified war and was an “attempt to stifle criticism” of conflicts the UK is currently fighting.
Mr Griffin’s claims echo an increasing body of opinion that the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal’s promotion by key political and cultural figures is undermining the true message of Remembrance Day.
The Royal British Legion began using the poppy as a symbol for fundraising in the 1920s. Money used goes to help wounded servicemen past and serving and their families.
It also marks Remembrance Day, held on the second Sunday in November, which is usually the Sunday nearest to November 11, the date in 1918 on which World War I ended.
It commemorates the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians.

But Mr Griffin, who quit the army in 2005 on moral grounds, claims it has been turned into a “month-long drum roll of support for current wars”.
Griffin, who went to school in Machynlleth and Swansea, told Wales On Sunday: “This year’s [national] campaign was launched by inviting The Saturdays to frolic half naked in a sea of poppies.
“The judges on X Factor [at the request of the Royal British Legion] have taken to wearing grotesque poppy fashion items.
“The RBL would say they are modernising and appealing to a younger generation. I disagree. I think that their stunts trivialise, normalise and sanitise war.”

Griffin, now a London ambulance driver who served for eight years in the Parachute Regiment, went on: “The use of the word ‘hero’ glorifies war and glosses over the ugly reality.
“War is nothing like a John Wayne movie. There is nothing heroic about being blown up in a vehicle, there is nothing heroic about being shot in an ambush and there is nothing heroic about the deaths of countless civilians.
“Calling our soldiers heroes is an attempt to stifle criticism of the wars we are fighting in.
“It leads us to that most subtle piece of propaganda: You might not support the war but you must support our heroes, ergo you support the war.
“It is revealing that those who send our forces to war and those that spread war propaganda are the ones who choose to wear poppies weeks in advance of Armistice Day.”

Peace Pledge Union spokesman Albert Beale said: “Politicians clothe themselves in the red poppy. There’s something about a Remembrance Day ceremony that blinds you to reality.
“There’s also the sense that if you don’t wear the red poppy, you are not supporting our boys.
“Some people support them because of their suffering – but not the political aim they are being sent out to Afghanistan to fulfil.
“It is being used by politicians to support their agenda.”

Adam Johannes, of the Stop the War Coalition in Cardiff, said: “The politicians who lay wreaths at the Cenotaph will use the poppy to drum up support for continued unjust and unwinnable wars. It is no accident that we have seen an increase in the last five years of military parades, the invention of Armed Forces Day, militarism and jingoism.”
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