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Human Among Humans - What Remembrance Sunday Means For A Muslim Girl With The SAS

Azi Ahmed | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK
Azi Ahmed

My dad was a former soldier who died in 2012. A few years earlier, I remember one of our last outings together. It was a few days before Remembrance...

The Insidious Propaganda Surrounding The Poppy

John Wight | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK
John Wight

Refusing to wear a poppy is not to be unpatriotic or disrespectful of the far too many young working class men that our blood-soaked ruling class have used as cannon fodder throughout the nation's history. Refusing to wear a poppy is to refuse to be a pawn in their game.

This Poppy Protest Is An Empty Gesture

Kerry Barrett | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK
Kerry Barrett

Wearing a poppy is, for some, a nice gesture. But if it's done mindlessly - poppies handed out on an armband as the players wait in the tunnel, just for show, just so they can be seen to be wearing one without the accompanying donation - it's essentially an empty gesture. As empty as the outrage over the ban.

My Poppy Is Political, Get Over It!

Nick Cartwright | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Politics
Nick Cartwright

Let us all wear our poppies with pride and make our act of remembrance a deeply political one so that it becomes an act that reminds of the past so that we have a better future. Let's make sure that the sacrifices made by so many were not futile.

5 Famous People Who Have Exercised Their Freedom Of Choice Over The Red Poppy

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK

Every year the lead-up to Remembrance Sunday brings with it a renewed debate over the merits of the red poppy. Broadcasters and celebrities are rarely...

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.

Poppy Facism? Give Me Strength

Jackie Kemp | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Jackie Kemp

Over the last few weeks, I have noticed that some of my twitter-loving friends have been posting blogs and articles about something called "poppy facism". What on earth they mean by this frankly ridiculous term I'm not sure...

The Politicisation of the Poppy: the Misuse of the Poppy by the Far Right

Philip Mayne | Posted 06.11.2016 | UK Politics
Philip Mayne

When groups like Britain First turn the poppy into sharebait to spread their anti-Islamic political message, under the guise of respecting soldiers, they disrespect every Muslim service person that has played a significant role in the Armed Forces.

Britain First Accused Of 'Exploiting Children' Over Facebook Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.11.2015 | UK

Members of the far right hate group Britain First were on Saturday accused of “exploiting children” after having pictures taken alongside member o...

Whether He Fakes It or Not, A Poppy on Cameron Will Always Be a Hollow Symbol

Brogan Morris | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Politics
Brogan Morris

You have to wonder whether those who routinely wear the poppy, like David Cameron, so carefully consider the statement they're making every time they pin the paper on their chest...

5 Famous People Who Have Exercised Their Freedom Of Choice Over The Red Poppy

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK

West Brom footballer James McClean refused to wear a poppy during a match on Saturday, sparking a debate over whether figures in the public eye should...

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...

Rye, Spelt and Poppy Seed Freezer Bread Rolls

Holly Bell | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I've not been well. Nothing quantifiable, just feeling tired all the time, run down; spent. So I made bread rolls. That's what works for me. Regular over the counter remedies never quite hit the spot. There's something therapeutic about all the kneading and cutting and forming of rolls.

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 ...

Let Us Remember Them, Not Just on Remembrance Sunday or 11 November, But All Year Round

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

Every day should be Remembrance Day. We should treat our war veterans with respect all year round, honour the military covenant and make sure that those injured or psychologically scarred in the line of duty get the care and medical treatment they deserve. My Party has views on how that should best be achieved, but this is not a time for partisan politics.

Power to the Poppy

Laura Blumenthal | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Politics
Laura Blumenthal

A picture is worth a thousand words and the blood red poppy speaks most powerfully of all. Although multiple pins and poppies are lost throughout the remembrance time please do continue to buy poppies as every donation goes towards a truly worthy cause, to those it is difficult to articulate your immense appreciation.

Poppies for the Fallen: Art Reflects Upon Remembrance Day

Ana Tzarev | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

In memory of the fallen, artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper have created an awe-inspiring art piece to surround the Tower of London: "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" brings 888,246 ceramic poppies to the foot of the landmark, filling the encircling moat with arresting colour.

Jack Sommers

British Military's First Imam Speaks Out On The Poppy Hijab

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK

One of the most senior Muslims working with the British military has backed the controversial poppy hijab, saying Muslims who try to emphasise their B...

We Will Remember Them - Lest we Forget

Stacey Lucas | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK
Stacey Lucas

On the 11th month of the 11th day of the 11th hour, we will remember our fallen. We also pay tribute to the many men and women who still protect our country, through the skies, on the ground, through the shores and combating planned attacks. We also remember the ladies and gentlemen who have fallen in recent wars.

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...

Poppy Hijab - Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

Dilly Hussain | Posted 30.12.2014 | 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.

All Charity is Evil

Matt Lacey | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Matt Lacey

From then, each month now has a designated charity aim, with January's 'dryathalon' all the way to 'Stoptober'. Alongside these, people will be engaging in so-called fun runs and comedy nights across the country. What's wrong with that? It's all for a good cause, they say as they proffer their jangling buckets.

Remembrance Is for Looking Forward, as Well as Back

Patrick Stannah | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Stannah

It is easy to look on your younger years through a softer lens. We talk of 'those halcyon days'; we tell children 'school days are the best days of your lives'. It is not a natural human trait to live only for today, or to ignore the lure of greener grass.

LOOK: Ukip Accused Over 'Inappropriate' Wreath

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK

Ukip has been getting some stick this morning for placing Remembrance wreaths emblazoned with the party logo. In Lincolnshire, a party chairman apo...

Rebuilding the World on Foundations of Love and Peace

Ana Tzarev | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

For those of us who have known the heavy weight of war - whether we have witnessed its toll on a beloved veteran, lost a soul held dear, or outlived the fight ourselves - the message of the poppy is not felt only on Remembrance Day.