Footballers Will Be Allowed To Wear Red Poppies. Will They Be Allowed Not To?

Symon Hill | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK
Symon Hill

We have a choice when it comes to poppies. We have rights to freedom of expression because our ancestors campaigned for these rights (not because they were handed down to us by the establishment). We can maintain those rights only if we continue to exercise them, despite the massive social pressure to follow the establishment line. The language of "not political" is only one more aspect of the pressure to conform.

FIFA Reveals How Much The FA Will Be Fined For Displaying Poppies

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK

Football’s international governing body FIFA has revealed how much it will fine the FA for displaying poppies during last month’s World Cup qualif...

BBC Accused Of 'Poppy Fascism' After Cookie Monster Dons Paper Flower

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK

The BBC has come under fire on social media for airing a segment which saw the Cookie Monster wearing a Remembrance Day poppy. The beloved blue puppet...

May: FIFA's Footballer Poppy Ban 'Utterly Outrageous'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics

Theresa May has launched a withering attack on FIFA for refusing requests for England and Scotland footballers to wear poppies. May declared that the ...

Theresa May Has Her Say On Wearing The Poppy Amid Fifa Row

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK

The Prime Minister’s spokeswoman has intervened in the poppy debate, arguing that “people should be able to wear their poppies with pride” after...

People Are Furious That England Footballers Might Not Be Allowed To Wear Poppies

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK

A row has broken out once again about the wearing of poppies on the football pitch ahead of Armistice Day. The Football Association (FA) is currently ...

Sowing One Million Poppies In A Refugee Camp

Caroline Gregory | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK
Caroline Gregory

As I went about my daily business in camp and across the no-man's land, I started dropping poppy seeds everywhere I went. I filled my pockets and sprinkled them gradually, one million seeds in total, zigzagging across the open space and throughout the narrow alleyways between tents and shelters.

We Are NOT Sheep: Why It's Cool to Be Out of the Herd

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

We have the right to loathe anything we like, even if everyone else insists its ace. Here are a few suggestions of REALLY POPULAR THINGS it's ok to choose to ignore, reject or even outright hate, no matter what the 'too cool for school' crew insist to the contrary.

Papaver Rhoeas - Lost Lives and Fading Memories

Paddy Hartley | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Tech
Paddy Hartley

While lambs' hearts, horsehair and blown glass artillery shells may seem an unlikely combination with which to spark debate around the cultural phenomena of remembrance, these are the materials I've used for my delicate Papaver rhoeas poppy sculptures, currently on show in London.

Coming Together to Remember the Brave

Qari Asim | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Qari Asim

As we were united in remembrance, they were united in their sacrifice - men and women of all faiths and of none. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and people of other minority faiths have served in the British Armed Forces across two World Wars, facing down the hatred of Nazism and helping keep Britain safe in its direst hours of need.

Remembrance and Pacifism Go Hand in Hand: Why I'm Proud to Wear a White Poppy Alongside My Red One

Owen Winter | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Winter

There is no contradiction in wearing both a red and a white poppy. This Remembrance Day we should remember those who have given their lives for our freedom, and also take a moment to question the causes and consequences of war.

Barbara Windsor Has Some Rather Controversial Advice For Non Poppy Wearers

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK

Never one to be short of an opinion, Barbara Windsor has now left us in no doubt where she stands on Remembrance Day, telling anyone who doesn't wear ...

Poppies Removed From London Train Platforms Because 'Drivers Confused Them With Red Signals'

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK

Remembrance Day Poppies have been moved from platforms at a Greater London train station. The large plastic poppies had been fixed to pillars runn...

How Arms Companies Fuelled and Exacerbated the First World War

Andrew Smith | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

By the end, 16million people had been killed and 20million wounded in a war that had devastated and destroyed whole cities. Civilians and soldiers, often from poor backgrounds, paid the terrible price for a battle that was brought on by the rich and powerful rulers of competing imperialist powers...Very few benefited from the killing. It did, however, line the pockets of arms companies and their shareholders.

Last Of Tower Of London Poppies 'Picked' In Striking Time-Lapse Video

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

The last of the Tower of London poppies has been “picked” and the ceramic blooms are now on their way to their new owners. There were 888,246 ...

Belfast Student Ordered To Cover Up Poppy As It 'Could Cause Offence'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A Belfast student has made a formal complaint against his college after he was told by a teacher to cover up his poppy as it might "cause offence". ...

Sainsbury's Christmas Advert Is An Unexpected War Epic

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK

Sainsbury's has recreated one of the most famous moments from World War One in its 2014 Christmas advert, which is a tie-up with armed forces charity ...

Nigel Farage Has Thought Of A Way To Stop Hitler

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK

Nigel Farage has made use of this week's Remembrance Day by saying that he thinks the armistice was the biggest mistake of the 20th century and voiced...

Drone Gives Breathtaking New Perspective Of Tower Of London Poppies

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK

Never-before-seen video footage shows the Tower of London poppy exhibition from above, revealing the breathtaking number and density of the ceramic fl...

Poppies Projected Onto Big Ben In Spectacular Remembrance Sunday Display

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland and James Martin | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK

Stunning images of poppies were projected onto Elizabeth Tower, better known as Big Ben, last night to commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of Wor...

People Power Saves The Poppies

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK

Key elements of the awe-inspiring Tower of London poppy display are to stay on show until the end of the month, David Cameron has said. The art pro...

Animals in War: They Didn't Volunteer - They Had No Choice

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK
Marc Lee Abraham

As well as the millions of human heroes that have given their lives for our freedom, do many of us ever consider those poor animals that also helped bring us peace, specifically employed by mankind for use in warfare? They didn't volunteer - they had no choice.

These May Be The Most Stunning Pictures Of The Tower Of London Poppies You'll Ever See

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK

These might be the most magnificent pictures of The Tower Of London poppies you will see before the poignant display is taken down in a week's time. ...

Is Nigel Crying? Or Has He Just Got Ash In His Eye?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK

Nigel Farage has followed in the Queen's footsteps to visit the poppies at The Tower of London. The Ukip leader appeared emotional attending the ar...

Hundreds Back Petition To Keep The Poppies In London

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK

An online petition has been set up to keep the poppies at Tower of London, and the memory they evoke, for another year. The art project, titled "Bl...