Poppies not political
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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