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remembrance & white poppies

Candle and wreath at last year's 'Remember Refugees' commemoration

The Peace Pledge Union (PPU) is today taking part in an event to commemorate refugees who have died while fleeing war.

Students selling white poppies at Exeter University this year

Sales of white poppies in 2018 are higher than in any previous year since white poppies were founded in 1933.

White poppy box

Conservative MP Johnny Mercer has misrepresented white poppies for a second time. Mercer, the MP for Plymouth Moor View, again implied that white poppies were a recent invention. In fact, they were founded 85 years ago.

Members of the Royal Air Force showing weapons to small children

A poll has revealed that the majority of the public reject the notion that members of the British armed forces should be automatically assumed to be heroes.

White poppies and leaflets

The Royal British Legion, who produce red poppies, have urged their supporters not to insult white poppy wearers on social media. 

White poppy wreath

Ceremonies focused on remembrance and peace are planned for various places in the UK on Remembrance Sunday, with white poppies wreaths being laid at many of them as a symbol of remembrance for all victims of war of all nationalities. 

Gavin Williamson backing the red poppy appeal

Gavin Williamson has been accused of insulting victims of war by backing the poppy appeal launch at the same time as supporting Donald Trump’s plans for a build-up of nuclear weapons.

White poppies

Former Plaid Cyrmu leader Leanne Wood has said there's one thing that won't change now she's no longer party leader: she will still be wearing a white poppy in the run-up to Remembrance Day. 

White poppy wreath

The Co-Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales has given his backing to this year's white poppy campaign. Jonathan Bartley says he will wear a white poppy while carrying out his party leadership duties during the run-up to Remembrance Sunday. 

Rev Matthew Harbage wearing a white poppy

From today, churches that want to sell white poppies will be able to order a special White Poppies for Churches pack. 


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