Does an LGBTQ+ poppy politicise remembrance?

Over the last few weeks the Internet has seen a social media storm over a photo of a glittery rainbow poppy badge, seen for sale online as an LGBTQ+ remembrance poppy. Before I begin discussing the inherent homophobia in this, it is worth mentioning that this was not an official remembrance product, nor was it […]

Off The Ball Sport

McClean suffers abuse as he refuses to wear the poppy

Once again, this was the case across the football calendar over the recent Remembrance weekend. Yet despite this, over the past seven years that James McClean – now of Stoke City – has been involved in English football, the beginning of November has seen headlines less focussed on the act of remembrance, and more on […]


One hundred years on, do we remember World War One?

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.” The immortal words of Laurence Binyon’s ‘For the Fallen’ will be repeated up and down the country once more […]