Thursday, 11 November 2021

Something A Bit Sad

In what is generally a very right-wing magazine, Zachary Hardman puts it well:

Remembrance Day has become a gaudier affair too. Transport companies emblazon buses and trains with giant poppies. Shops sell hats, scarves, and underwear adorned with them.

Members of the public knit giant woollen soldiers under cover of darkness, while others dig makeshift trenches and man barricades on their front lawns.

There is something a bit sad and twee about it all, as if Remembrance Day were an arts and craft spin-off of the Great British Bake-Off.

Do read the whole article.