Remembrance Day binned

#1
For a start when did Remembrance Day get renamed to Poppy Day?
This is all about honouring and remembering the hundreds of thousands that have died for our country and nothing about poppies except as a symbol.

Secondly, WTF is HMG up to?
Will the ceremony down in London be getting the same treatment?
You can bet your house it won't. It'll be rammed with publicly-funded vampires all getting expenses and free scoff on our flick.

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Poppy Day is cancelled by the police: Outrage as forces insist they cannot afford to man remembrance parades amid budget cuts
  • Campaigners have blasted forces for breaking the decades-old tradition
  • Senior officers say they have no choice because of Government budget cuts
  • Volunteers are battling to raise hundreds of pounds to hire professional traffic management firms to meet strict health and safety standards
Poppy Day parades to honour Britain’s war dead are facing the axe because police chiefs across the country are refusing to send officers to block off roads.
Organisers of the annual parade in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, which attracts about 10,000 people, say they need to raise £800 to save the event.
West Midlands Police has also withdrawn its support for dozens of Remembrance Sunday parades.
Organisers of a parade in Mapperley, Nottinghamshire, said they were ‘gobsmacked’ when police told them they will not marshal traffic there this year.
A parade in Stoke-on-Trent was threatened with the axe last week, until Staffordshire police did a U-turn and said they would supply officers after all.


Poppy Day is cancelled by the police amid budget cuts | Daily Mail Online
Poppy Day parades face axe as police say they cannot cover events after cuts
Melton Mowbray poppy day parade could be cancelled due to police cuts | Metro News




Lately there's not a day that passes that I'm not embarrassed to be British.
I never thought I'd feel like this.
 

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#4
For a start when did Remembrance Day get renamed to Poppy Day?
This is all about honouring and remembering the hundreds of thousands that have died for our country and nothing about poppies except as a symbol.

Secondly, WTF is HMG up to?
Will the ceremony down in London be getting the same treatment?
You can bet your house it won't. It'll be rammed with publicly-funded vampires all getting expenses and free scoff on our flick.

.

Poppy Day is cancelled by the police: Outrage as forces insist they cannot afford to man remembrance parades amid budget cuts
  • Campaigners have blasted forces for breaking the decades-old tradition
  • Senior officers say they have no choice because of Government budget cuts
  • Volunteers are battling to raise hundreds of pounds to hire professional traffic management firms to meet strict health and safety standards
Poppy Day parades to honour Britain’s war dead are facing the axe because police chiefs across the country are refusing to send officers to block off roads.
Organisers of the annual parade in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, which attracts about 10,000 people, say they need to raise £800 to save the event.
West Midlands Police has also withdrawn its support for dozens of Remembrance Sunday parades.
Organisers of a parade in Mapperley, Nottinghamshire, said they were ‘gobsmacked’ when police told them they will not marshal traffic there this year.
A parade in Stoke-on-Trent was threatened with the axe last week, until Staffordshire police did a U-turn and said they would supply officers after all.


Poppy Day is cancelled by the police amid budget cuts | Daily Mail Online
Poppy Day parades face axe as police say they cannot cover events after cuts
Melton Mowbray poppy day parade could be cancelled due to police cuts | Metro News




Lately there's not a day that passes that I'm not embarrassed to be British.
I never thought I'd feel like this.
Eeh the outrage. I expect every service will continue as usual.
 
#6
I wish I could be surprised, but I’m not. The police forces of the UK need money and pick their battles well. If they pulled personal from Afro Caribbean, LGBT, and every other special interest groups festivities they would be accused of one bias or another, and be racist/homophobic/etc. Remembrance Day is an easy target, the people will be outraged and the government coffers will open and the coppers will get their coin. Politics at its lowest.
 
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#7
*sigh*

I'll go to the MT, first parade it and draw the keys to the POL point, but you can explain to the QM why I've had to bother him in silent hours.
 
#8
A well-disciplined body of ex-servicemen and women - not your average unwashed rabble - could surely find, with its ranks, a few ex-MPs with experience in stopping a few cars and/or directing traffic?
Bung 'em a Hi-Viz tabard each, assign them to corners along the route, and what's not to like?

Or is this just toy-throwing by the rozzers to get attention/questions asked in the House?
 
#14
I have 4 towns of varying sizes on my area, I & my cops will attend, police & lay wreaths at all 4 this year just like we do every year.

It is the one day I get no wriggling/whinging/questioning or avoidance of duty changes.
 
#15
.....old news, rozzer's budget only goes so far, in some places they can't/won't police something that frankly is unlikely to turn into a riot - it's risk evaluation - nothing is 'cancelled' despite what the prophets of doom would have us believe. Please hand the keys to the outrage bus back in to the Guard Room

Anyway, shouldn't the OP be celebrating the Glorious Worker's Bolshevik Revolution this month? (or next, your calendars may vary)
 
#16
.....old news, rozzer's budget only goes so far, in some places they can't/won't police something that frankly is unlikely to turn into a riot - it's risk evaluation - nothing is 'cancelled' despite what the prophets of doom would have us believe. Please hand the keys to the outrage bus back in to the Guard Room

Anyway, shouldn't the OP be celebrating the Glorious Worker's Bolshevik Revolution this month? (or next, your calendars may vary)
Will the parades etc still be allowed to go ahead without the cops closing roads and or directing traffic?
With the prevailing madness surrounding H&S I would think you could get into a lot of trouble if you just decided to stick on a hi-vis vest and stand in the road?
 
#17
Could always use the RAF Regt, I don't think they've got a lot on at the moment and they could probably use the experience. We could call it the "5 mile Remembrance march of death".
 
#18
Will the parades etc still be allowed to go ahead without the cops closing roads and or directing traffic?
With the prevailing madness surrounding H&S I would think you could get into a lot of trouble if you just decided to stick on a hi-vis vest and stand in the road?
They did just that n Norfolk a few years back, the RBL did the marshalling, it was mostly minor back-country roads and they'd tended to do it themselves anyway in the smaller parishes. Worked OK. Bigger stuff done by normal skuffers/Specials as per 1921 onwards
 
#20
isnt this just the police equivalent of "if you dont give us more money we'll have to axe the red arrows/a queen elizabeth carrier/guarding buckingham palace/cancer treatment/teaching maths etc.etc."?
 

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