Staff member told to remove poppy in‘ incorrect, knee-jerk’ reaction: shop
Colin Hynds: East Londonderry DUP MLA Maurice Bradley said the poppy “should not be politicised”. Seriously? You loyalists have politicised it for the last 20 years. It used to be ‘poppy day’, now it’s now ‘poppy month’ and God help anyone seen without one. My granddad fought in two world wars, so I can say I don’ t want to wear one.
Alan Anderson: Did you actually read the article? Or do you just prefer to put your spin on it?
Rachel Hurst: Well, Colin, I’m sure your grandfather is so proud of you. He sacrificed himself to make sure you had a future. Do you ever wonder what the world would be like if those brave men hadn’t put their lives on the line?
Sean Sloan: The world would have been broadly similar, Rachel. Market forces dictate.
Eyevan Dinsmore: Are you mad, Colin? It has been the republican movement’s goal to eradicate
all things Protestant, unionist, loyalist. It was the republican movement who politicised the poppy. How many loyalists were in attendance at Glasnevin Cemetery on Sunday for the remembrance parade?
Red poppy should be binned for the new white one. Hopefully, Sinn Fein can bring about the legislation to make it so. The white poppy will be undivided and everyone can wear one.
Shane T James: Yeah, they might have lived under an Orange Order-run sectarian statelet, where they would be denied civil rights, jobs and housing because of their religion. That’s what happened to Catholics in the six counties who went and fought for the British Empire.
Diane English: Did you read the story? They said it shouldn’t have happened and it won’t happen again. On the other hand, where are the apologies for those being condemned and
ridiculed for not wearing one? I’m guessing that isn’t important, as their choice isn’t relevant when they decide not to wear one.
Paul Keenan: You get idiots everywhere. The company sorted it, rightly so. Happens all the time.
Gavin Martin: Here we go again. If you don’t want to wear one, that’s fine by me. But staff should not be told to remove them. I wear my poppy for my own reasons, but I don’t look down on those who don’t.