Remembrance Day

What the rise of the Poppy refusenik tells us about Britain

1 November 2018 10:00

Is there anyone smugger than the poppy refusenik? I don’t mean people who don’t wear poppies. That’s absolutely fine. Knock…

Today should be a day of truce in the Brexit war

12 November 2017 13:08

‘Take up our quarrel with the foe’, intones John McCrae’s famous In Flanders Fields. ‘To you from failing hands we throw,…

There’s nothing irrational about patriotism

11 November 2015 16:54

In the run-up to Remembrance Day, my local branch of the Quakers has been displaying a sign on the front…

Why don’t we replace Remembrance Day with a national Day of the Dead?

4 November 2015 14:43

This time of year features my two least favourite festivals, Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night, but the build up to…