Em@il jury

It seems com­pul­sory for every TV pre­sen­ter to wear a poppy now but should there be any pressure to salute the fallen?

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - OPINION -

It is up to the in­di­vid­ual. I lived through the Sec­ond World War and wear a poppy out of re­spect for those who gave their lives fight­ing for us but, for many younger peo­ple, th­ese wars are now just his­tory.

Liz Kelly, Glas­gow

Some peo­ple have what they be­lieve are jus­ti­fi­able rea­sons for not wear­ing a poppy, and they have the right to their opin­ion. I don’t agree with the likes of the BBC in­sist­ing peo­ple wear one.

Judi Martin, Aberdeen­shire

Peo­ple who do not wear a poppy have no re­spect for those who fought and died for our coun­try. Peo­ple in the pub­lic eye should al­ways wear a poppy. They should show re­spect.

Mar­garet Brown, Ruther­glen

Was that not why so many fought and died in two world wars – so that peo­ple had the right to de­cide?

Bill Bell, Not­ting­ham

Do those who don’t wear a poppy just want to be seen as dif­fer­ent, or in­dif­fer­ent? If so, they have a cal­lous dis­re­gard for the feel­ings of oth­ers.

Eliz­a­beth O’Re­gan, Lin­coln

The pub­lic don’t want those in high po­si­tions wear­ing a poppy if they don’t mean it.

Jean-Claude Huntzinger, Lochgelly

Show re­spect for those who fought and the many who per­ished to save our coun­try from evil Hitler.

Gra­ham D’Arcy, Glas­gow

Those who say they do not wear a poppy be­cause they will not glo­rify war show they do not un­der­stand what the poppy ac­tu­ally stands for.

Lorna Smith, North York­shire

I am fed up with TV per­son­al­i­ties and politi­cians wear­ing pop­pies from the mid­dle of Oc­to­ber.

David Collins, York­shire

Oor Wul­lie wears his poppy

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