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From poppies to Putin



Yesterday, like several million others before us we went to visit the ‘Poppies’. As a spectacle it was on the wane as the process of removing them had begun, and like the battlefields of Flanders the Tower moat was aptly turning to mud and added to that visual reminder of the vast loss of life in a futile and self destructive conflict between the vested ¬†interests of European empires. I am some what of the opinion though that this sea of red should have been the way to commemorate the end of the Great War not the start of it ! The First World War, it’s resulting politics and repercussions which led to the Second World War, that in turn led to the Cold War, and then onto the current situation we see the Middle East and Ukraine still lives with us all to this day.