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A great comment from @MikeCronnie on the meaning of the poppy: I am a veteran and I don't expect to be put on some sort of higher pedestal, and if people don't want to wear a poppy, then that is their choice. They shouldn't however be using the poppy as a political statement, by anyone of any political agenda, as it is not. It is there to remember the lives of fallen troops, who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country and their comrades, and carried out their orders and jobs even in the face of impending death. Remembrance Day is there to remind us not to get complacent and repeat past mistakes that lead us into world wars and conflicts in the first place... no soldier has ever brought war to this country. Politics, Politicians and public opinion use the lives of soldiers to do their bidding, We can't use them in death to do that also. No army wins at war, countries do. You can see this when German and British veterans meet up and share their hatred of war, and their respect for each other and the job they did.
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David Cameron says the whole country is excited about the Royal baby. Are you? What else is interesting you more today?