Pop­pies not po­lit­i­cal

Argyllshire Advertiser - - LETTERS -

Sir, I write in re­sponse to a let­ter pub­lished in a re­cent edi­tion of the Ar­gyll­shire

Ad­ver­tiser in which an at­tempt was made to put for­ward a case for dis­play­ing the white poppy.

Would read­ers cast their minds back to the stance made by the foot­ball fra­ter­nity who stood up to the rul­ing au­thor­i­ties as they at­tempted to ban the wear­ing of pop­pies - claim­ing the wear­ing of the red poppy was not recog­ni­tion of sac­ri­fice and brav­ery and that it was a po­lit­i­cal state­ment?

Now, by putting for­ward claims by those sup­port­ing the wear­ing of a white poppy, we will have suc­ceeded in mak­ing this is­sue po­lit­i­cal. Is there never go­ing to be a year when the rea­sons for the poppy ap­peal get hi­jacked?

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