Poppies

How Arms Companies Fuelled and Exacerbated the First World War

Andrew Smith | Posted 10.12.2014 | 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 06.11.2014 | 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...

PHOTOS: A Beautiful Sea Of Red Poppies

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK

The Tower of London is currently being besieged by a deluge of tourists and Londoners alike, who are queuing around the block to see a river of poppie...

Army Boy Blasted With 'Makeshift Blowtorch' After Selling Poppies

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK

A 15-year-old army cadet has been attacked with a "makeshift blowtorch" in Manchester, minutes after selling poppies for Remembrance Day. The cadet...

The Guardian Hits Back After 'Sneering' Poppy Article Backlash

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

The Guardian has hit back after a fierce backlash for publishing an article that branded the Tower of London's display of ceramic poppies as a "trite,...

The Pictures That Show Heroes Of WW1 Have Not Been Forgotten

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK

In a glorious display of respect, thousands have flocked to the capital's Tower Of London and queued for hours to honour those lost in World War One. ...

Poppy Hijab - Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

Dilly Hussain | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

The poppy hijab is a counterproductive and patronising campaign, which singles out Muslims as being a suspect community whose allegiance lies elsewhere. Many British Muslims do put their religion before their nationality but that doesn't make them any less integrated.

The Guardian's View On 'Ukip-Style' Poppy Artwork Has Caused Quite A Reaction

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK

The Guardian has faced a fierce backlash after publishing an article that branded the Tower of London's display of ceramic poppies as a "trite, fake, ...

Healthy Historical Revisionism in Ireland, Britain and Kurdistan

Gary Kent | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Historical events linger across generations with sometimes lethal consequences but dispassionate revisionism with new insights, facts and reflections - good history in short - can scotch potent myths and consign running sores to the past, as has been the case with troubled Anglo-Irish relations, and could be for Kurdistan.

Celebrating the Freedom of the World War One Centenary

Alastair Macartney | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK
Alastair Macartney

We remembered too not just those from the First World War, but all wars past and present including those serving right now in Afghanistan and other Operations around the world. And, of course, it's not just the soldiers themselves but the families that give their all in support of those brave men and women.

Defending Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed is Defending British Justice

Tam Hussein | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Tam Hussein

A young man walks into a community center, he's a terror suspect and yet he doesn't know why or what the evidence against him is. He has not been allo...

One Million British Muslims Will Wear Poppy Despite Extremist Threats

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

More than a million British Muslims support wearing a poppy to mark Remembrance Day, new figures have claimed, as a think-tank arged anti-poppy extrem...

British Muslims Urged To Wear Poppies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Muslim-led poppy stalls are to be set up across London and a number of other English cities this week as religious leaders call for Muslims to "wear p...

Labour MP Takes On Journalist Over Her Refusal To Wear A Poppy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK

A shadow defence minister has rebuked a journalist who said she no longer felt comfortable wearing a Remembrance poppy. Gemma Doyle said the decisi...

University 'Bans' Student Officials From Remembrance Day Service

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A university union has banned its student leaders from representing their peers at a Remembrance Day service - with the decision being slammed by an M...