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Why is Brown wearing a poppy?

#1
He's wearing a poppy on PMQs. Most of the Labour bench are, although Bob Ainsworth hasn't even got that right.

Is he taking a leaf out of the BNP's book? Using symbols for political respectability? Has Damien McBride told him to get one over the Tories by wearing one first? :evil:

I thought it would have been an issue for the House as a whole, to show appropriate respect together at the appropriate time.
 
#3
The colour of the Poppy is the same as the colour of the blood on his murdering hands.

No money for the forces but in the last weekalone :

100 Million found for the Arts,

An extra £25 per week found for illegal immigrants.

100 Million found to help stop deforestation.

Proof indeed that the underfunding of the forces is purely ideological and not down to economics.
 
#4
MrPVRd said:
He's wearing a poppy on PMQs. Most of the Labour bench are, although Bob Ainsworth hasn't even got that right.

Is he taking a leaf out of the BNP's book? Using symbols for political respectability? Has Damien McBride told him to get one over the Tories by wearing one first? :evil:

I thought it would have been an issue for the House as a whole, to show appropriate respect together at the appropriate time.
Tories AREN'T wearing poppies?
Lib Dems AREN'T wearing poppies either?
DUP? other parties? People in the street?


:roll:
 
#7
He's wearing a poppy, get used to it. If he wasn't he get it too. It's not an issue for anyone but the individual who wears one, I do wonder if he was just handed it with the words "wear this or the press will on you like a ton of bricks" rather than donate, maybe I'm just being mean spirited here.
 
#8
With regard to the PM, the answer might have something to do with this:

PM recieves first poppy - RBL

The official launch, AIUI, comes tomorrow.

Whether or not the Labour MPs sporting their poppies have been urged to do so by a spin doctor (in a bid to make the Tories look 'uncaring') is a moot point, but whatever you think of the PM, I'd respectfully suggest that he's beyond criticism on this occasion (although I do hope that he placed a respectable amount of cash - folding variety - in the collection tin!).
 
#9
Maybe because if Cameron or any of the Tories started wearing theirs first the usual suspects would be going bonkers about him snubbing the armed forces/denigrating the memory of those that sacrificed and why isn't he wearing one like the others? Much like John Snow was excoriated for deciding to not wear a poppy when presenting the news last year. As for the House as a whole bit, does that mean that no MPs are allowed to wear a poppy this year until the Remembrance service, or is there an official start date that they're not allowed to wear them before.

All this jumping on Brown and Labour for non-events is starting to get a little silly in my opinion. The man is a complete arrse with he and Labour having done - or failed to do - some incredibly bad things. Call him to account for those actions, trying to attack him over incidents like this is just silly and detracts from when you try to make serious criticisms of their actions.

Edit: Typed way too slowly. :)
 
#10
Whet said:
MrPVRd said:
He's wearing a poppy on PMQs. Most of the Labour bench are, although Bob Ainsworth hasn't even got that right.

Is he taking a leaf out of the BNP's book? Using symbols for political respectability? Has Damien McBride told him to get one over the Tories by wearing one first? :evil:

I thought it would have been an issue for the House as a whole, to show appropriate respect together at the appropriate time.
Tories AREN'T wearing poppies?
Lib Dems AREN'T wearing poppies either?
DUP? other parties? People in the street?


:roll:

Shouldn't you be off looking for a job?


And as for Brown?


Times has his number.


 
#11
Brick said:
Maybe because if Cameron or any of the Tories started wearing theirs first the usual suspects would be going bonkers about him snubbing the armed forces/denigrating the memory of those that sacrificed and why isn't he wearing one like the others? Much like John Snow was excoriated for deciding to not wear a poppy when presenting the news last year. As for the House as a whole bit, does that mean that no MPs are allowed to wear a poppy this year until the Remembrance service, or is there an official start date that they're not allowed to wear them before.

All this jumping on Brown and Labour for non-events is starting to get a little silly in my opinion. The man is a complete arrse with he and Labour having done - or failed to do - some incredibly bad things. Call him to account for those actions, trying to attack him over incidents like this is just silly and detracts from when you try to make serious criticisms of their actions.

Edit: Typed way too slowly. :)
Well said, i just hope everyone in this country follows his example and buys a poppy
 
#13
Brick said:
All this jumping on Brown and Labour for non-events is starting to get a little silly in my opinion. The man is a complete arrse with he and Labour having done - or failed to do - some incredibly bad things. Call him to account for those actions, trying to attack him over incidents like this is just silly and detracts from when you try to make serious criticisms of their actions.
Agreed. The bloke is a tool, but this site would be up in arms if he wasn't wearing a poppy. We need to stop diluting genuine issues - of which there are a great many - with petty, academic balls.
 
#15
Explanation below:



Poppy sales start tomorrow.

However the immediate action drill is to assume mendacity on their part...usually turns out to be the case based on the last 12 years.
 

Legs

ADC
Book Reviewer
#16
Some people are just looking for excuses to be outraged.

Brown is a tw@t of the highest order, most of us agree to that, but I don't see the issue here. The guy is wearing a Poppy. Well, big surprise. It's that time of year and most of the adult population will be wearing one in the next couple of weeks. If he wasn't wearing one someone would spout about that as well.

Focus on what REALLY matters, not the propaganda that this site is becoming.
 
#18
Legs said:
Some people are just looking for excuses to be outraged.

Brown is a tw@t of the highest order, most of us agree to that, but I don't see the issue here. The guy is wearing a Poppy. Well, big surprise. It's that time of year and most of the adult population will be wearing one in the next couple of weeks. If he wasn't wearing one someone would spout about that as well.

Focus on what REALLY matters, not the propaganda that this site is becoming.
Agreed, what really matters is that Brown is DIRECTLY responsible for a number of avoidable combat deaths. He thinks that wearing a poppy absolves him of his guilt?

Its like Peter Sutcliffe wearing a "Stop Violence Against Women" wristband.
 
#19
You will find that any presenter on BBC from today on will be wearing a Poppy..its written into the contracts. Also, all guests need to wear one.

Same for STV up here in the village of Scotchland...they had all there delivered yesterday...yes...delivered...not bought grrrrrrr.
 
#20
It was quite revealing at today PMQ's, just how a lacklustre performance Gollums McRuin gave... a bit like a wet blanket.

It was interesting at a question posed by our esteemed ex-Home secretary, Missy Jacqui who posed a question about 'Sure start'. In my humble opinion, she look very uncomfortable being on the Back Benches with the other Peasants of the Neues Arbeit Partie. A face like thunder, like a smacked Prune, if look could kill, Missy Jacqui certainly show her 'Dark Side'. It was just a quick glance that she gave.... but, boy - 'Sour Grapes'......

No doubt she will write a 'Kiss and Tell' block-buster about how she was 'betrayed' by her Party colleagues......

It was curious how frumpy and dowdy she now looks, and looking at her and Missy Harperson...wow, they almost looked like identical twins...
:p :p :oops:
Maybe for the Neues Arbeit Ladies - 'Frumpy Chic' is the new haut-coiture to dress down and look like the Gile's Cartoon Granny with a face like a smacked prune....

(abject appologies to the ladies of ARRSE...... simper, simper..... ..)
 

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