Tag Archives: War

Say No to the Poppy

The annual poppy stramash shows no signs of abating. Add the England football team to the mix and the temperature was never going anywhere but up. It’s clear that the poppy means very different things to people. My own position … Continue reading

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War, Again: Labour’s Syrian Shame

So Corbyn bottled it. All the desperate spin and plaintive self-justification by his acolytes cannot obscure this simple truth. Their arguments are spurious and mendacious. At best. Even if the alleged strategy – to avoid a split in the party … Continue reading

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An Idiot’s Guide to Bombing Syria

So the Free Syrian Army are fighting Assad but also Daesh. Assad loyalists are also fighting both the FSA and Daesh. Meanwhile, just about everyone is trying to kill the Kurds. Who, ironically, are probably the most effective force currently fighting … Continue reading

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Tunes of Glory

  He didn’t see the poppies grow down in Flanders Field, It was over in Afghanistan where they cheered a record yield. A bumper crop of skag that would spread across the earth, Compared to wealth and power, our lives … Continue reading

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Never Again

You parade those poppies with unthinking zeal, Knowing nothing of how we feel. We, the unseen and now untouched, Who bought their lies and paid so much. We, the dead, are always here And we awake this time every year. … Continue reading

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