Tag Archive for Remembrance Day

“No culture wars please, we’re British” – WW1 Centenary should be about reconciliation, not victory, says public

Voters on both sides of the referendum divide reject more politicised interpretations of the WW1 Centenary and would rather focus on reconciliation than victory, according to new research tracking public attitudes to the Centenary commemorations.

A million British Muslims reject extremists on poppy wearing

One million British Muslims support wearing a poppy to mark Remembrance Day, showing just how marginal the views of “anti-poppy” extremists like Anjem Choudary are, writes Steve Ballinger.

M25 poppy bikers encapsulate values of freedom and respect

On 10th November thousands of bikers dressed in red rode around the 117-mile clockwise carriageway of the M25 to pay tribute to the war dead on Remembrance Sunday. Anton Shelupanov was one of the participants. Here he tells British Future about what it was like to join the so-called M25 poppy and why commemorating the first world war remains important today.

The poppy in Ireland: to wear or not to wear?

Irish questions of remembrance and forgetting, identity and reconciliation came very much to the fore as the Battle of Ideas festival audience debated what wearing the Remembrance Day poppy meant to them, writes Sunder Katwala.

“Fly flags at half mast for Remembrance Day 2014”

An overwhelming majority of the British public believe believe the centenary of the start of the First World War in 2014 is a moment that should be marked with special remembrance, recent polling for British Future revealed.