The way things are going in Afghanistan, British soldiers could still be risking life and limb long after Tony Blair has retired to his country house and a seat in the House of Lords.
I shall wear a poppy not because I believe the gun is the best way of settling disputes, still less because I admire the pretence, ambition, folly, vanity or desperation of the politicians who make the fateful decisions.I shall wear a poppy because an act of remembrance once a year is the very least that those of us who have not been asked to risk our lives can offer those who did not have our choice.
Tuesday, 4 November 2008
Not with forked tongue
I do not have a lot of time for Paxman. I find him overbearing, bullying and loud. I conceded that he gets better answers from politicians in this way - they are used to it and trained for it - but he uses the same approach to all those he interviews.
However, he has written a piece about the wearing of poppies that I find excellent.
Perhaps he should stick to writing and use his forensic talent there?