Sources from several UK-based organisations have contacted The English Channel to report that their firms have discussed imposing Remembrance poppy bans.
Last year, FIFA caused a storm by banning England’s football team wearing the Remembrance poppy. In 2016, Air Canada imposed a poppy wearing ban for flight attendants.
In both cases, the organisation relented after huge public outcries.
But in 2001 the so-called ‘British Broadcasting Corporation’ (BBC), an EU-funded communications platform, admitted that many presenters were stopped from Poppy wearing.
Firms, including the Body Shop and Poundland, were also exposed as Poppy-banning, PC militants back in 2011.
After a staff worker bravely walked off her job, a Poundland branch in Northern Ireland caved in and dropped the order.
It is thought many public sector organisations, especially schools, have operated a similar ban under the guise of a Health and Safety fear, supposedly, because we English might suffer casualties from being exposed to a lapel pin and a strange impulse to stab ourselves (or other poppy-wearers) with it.
During 2013, then government minister Mike Penning sent clarification to businesses, and public sector organisations, after supermarket chain Morrisons (doyen of garish custard-yellow branding) reportedly sent a till worker home for wearing a Poppy as well as a ‘Help for Heroes’ wristband.
Tonight, UKIP Shadow Cabinet member for Terrorism and Cyber Security, Richard Bingley, who advocates a boycott of all firms that ban the Remembrance poppy, tweeted:
The #RemembrancePoppy is worn in more than a dozen countries to commemorate (often conscripted) young soldiers who died so that we could live free. Please #boycott firms and employers that ban them. #PCMadness pic.twitter.com/9jezUlRGRx
— Richard Bingley (@bingleyr) October 26, 2017