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    Bought mine this morning
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    (Original post by UWS)
    I do but it always falls off cos I can never stick it on properly
    (Original post by FireFreezer77)
    I'll avoid using a pin one for now.
    But ill probably have one on my desk at work to show respect
    I find a safety pin works wonders. I agree the normal pins can be a pain!
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    Yes. I always do every year.
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    . I just despise the politicisation of it. So I will pay my respects in other ways and not be obnoxious about it. :yep:
    The only people who politicise it are those that do not wear it in protest (because they don't like Britain, the union, British history or whatever) and those who wear white ones - in other words, not the ones who wear it. It is a simple symbol of gratitude, respect and commemoration. We all have ancestors and relations whom we commemorate in this way.

    So you are saying you despise the way you are behaving towards it. That is obnoxious.
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    (Original post by AperfectBalance)
    why not
    cba.
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    It seems like wearing a poppy is gradually changing to a sort of jingoistic symbol.It is particularly sickening to see politicians wearing it.I get the feeling they only wear it so that they can look sad in front of the cameras.On remembrance day they will look sad but any other day they will sell arms to the saudis and support their war in yemen,or they will call for air strikes on the assad goverment,or they will send troops to supposedly deter russia.And those politicians miss the point.The point is that war should be a very last resort and certainly nobody should be encouraging it.
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    I share wear a poppy to commemorate the opium trade which made Britain Great.


    (Original post by Good bloke)
    The only people who politicise it are those that do not wear it in protest (because they don't like Britain, the union, British history or whatever) and those who wear white ones - in other words, not the ones who wear it. It is a simple symbol of gratitude, respect and commemoration. We all have ancestors and relations whom we commemorate in this way.

    So you are saying you despise the way you are behaving towards it. That is obnoxious.
    ^ This is the type of dude/duddette I would wear a white poppy to annoy.

    What if I want to commemorate my fellow British commies from WWI? Who made you gatekeeper of British history?
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    ^ This is the type of dude/duddette I would wear a white poppy to annoy.

    What if I want to commemorate my fellow British commies from WWI? Who made you gatekeeper of British history?
    You go right ahead. It doesn't annoy me. I merely said that you are the type of person that politicises the wearing of poppies. It was another use that despises this, not me.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    You go right ahead. It doesn't annoy me. I merely said that you are the type of person that politicises the wearing of poppies. It was another use that despises this, not me.
    https://www.bnp.org.uk/sites/default...hepoppy_a4.pdf

    Yep. Defnitly not political.

    The poppy is used politically all the time. Not just by those who don't wear it out of principle.
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    https://www.bnp.org.uk/sites/default...hepoppy_a4.pdf

    Yep. Defnitly not political.

    The poppy is used politically all the time. Not just by those who don't wear it out of principle.
    Why do you think I believe it isn't politicised?
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    The only people who politicise it are those that do not wear it in protest (because they don't like Britain, the union, British history or whatever) and those who wear white ones - in other words, not the ones who wear it. It is a simple symbol of gratitude, respect and commemoration. We all have ancestors and relations whom we commemorate in this way.

    So you are saying you despise the way you are behaving towards it. That is obnoxious.
    Ok.
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    (Original post by Tempest II)
    I find a safety pin works wonders. I agree the normal pins can be a pain!
    I dont have a problem with wearing them with the usual pin.
    Just other reasons why its better to avoid the pin for now
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    No. I don't think it's something that you need to parade around in public and the key conclusion that we should be taking from the war is that we should be doing everything possible to prevent anything like that happening again. But that's not what the proceeds are used for. And of course there's the fact that certain groups have exploited the symbol for nationalistic and political purposes, neither of which are aligned in the slightest with the message of preventing conflict.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Why do you think I believe it isn't politicised?
    You said the only people who politicise it are the ones who refuse to wear it. I gave an example of people who wear it and politicise it.
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    No because it has become a cult and politicised,
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    You said the only people who politicise it are the ones who refuse to wear it. I gave an example of people who wear it and politicise it.
    I see. That link provides evidence that some people are angry that other people have burned poppies. I'm not convinced that the wearers themselves have politicised it. It was a reaction to this:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-12664346
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    Of course, for I am a good citizen.
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    I never wear a poppy. Back home, it's got a lot of connotations.

    (If you know who the footballer James McClean is, I come from the same city as him, and I have the same reasons).
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