Flower power: Brian Hodkinson on white poppies

‘A potential for conflict is built into the act of wearing a white poppy.’

'Maybe we could create white poppy youth organisations to promote peace.' | Photo: White poppies from Peace Pledge Union

My father was a staunch Methodist. When I asked him how he justified going to world war two at the same time as being a Christian, he had a simple answer: ‘What alternatives did we have?’

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