11 November, 2008


Few poppies blow

Sadly, a steady decline in the wearing of the remembrance poppy has been noticeable here in London over recent years, certainly in the parts of London which I frequent. This year they have been particularly sparse.

Partly, I suppose, it's a function of ignorance, with children no longer being taught history apart from that Hitler was a nasty bastard who didn't like Jews and that the world was single-handedly saved from the scourge of slavery by Olaudah Equiano. But, round here, it is as likely to be reflection of the fact that London is no longer a British city.

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