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Friday, November 10, 2006
British broadcaster will not bow to "poppy fascism"

Okay, now this is getting out of hand. Jon Snow, reader of the news on BBC Channel 4, vowed not to wear a poppy during his broadcast on tomorrow's Remembrance Day:
"I am begged to wear an Aids ribbon, a breast cancer ribbon, a Marie Curie flower. You name it, from the Red Cross to the RNIB, they send me stuff to wear to raise awareness, and I don't. And in those terms, and those terms alone, I do not and will not wear a poppy.

"Additionally there is a rather unpleasant breed of poppy fascism out there – 'he damned well must wear a poppy!' Well I do, in my private life, but I am not going to wear it or any other symbol on air."

That's it Jon-boy, link in poppies with just another Aids Benefit Day. Or is it worse than that - have we really become a nation of poppy Hitlers? Thankfully, the great W.F. Deedes takes a more solemn view of things.

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