rick_reno wrote in post #17274392
Don't read his article on the poppies at the Tower of London....you'll end wanting to hunt this fool down and ask your taxi driver to run him over.
Rick Thanks for that NOT! I just had to go and read it. Not surprising though, and many of the comments weren't that much of a surprise either. I do not know if you are aware but the Guardian is a bastion of the intellectual lefties here in the UK. Very much in the same vein as the Daily Mail writes for the conservative (with a little c, although most of them will also be Conservatives) middle classes.
I for one think that the installation at the Tower is a very fitting tribute to the British Commonwealth members who lost their lives in WWI. I have given to the Poppy Appeal and other ex-service charities since childhood.
As an aside, I am an now Ex-Service person, and part of my current disability problems are due to an injury I received while serving. I have recently been having difficulties with getting all of my due benefits from the government. I have to say that the British Legion have been a great help and support, ensuring that I and my daughter were still able to both buy food and pay all of the bills, as well as helping with dealing with getting my benefits sorted out. The Legion and another charity Norfolk Young Carers who support my 17 year old daughter, who is my main carer, have been the main reason that we have got through this difficult period. So if you are looking to support a charity that does good work there are two you might pick. If you are not in the UK then find organisations that do similar work where ever you are.