Why I’ll be wearing both a red and a white poppy when I commemorate Remembrance Sunday this year


Published: 12th November 2016

Full article: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/remembrance-sunday-pacificism-red-poppy-white-poppy-nuclear-weapons-a7413446.html

Key quote:

“As children, we learn that red and white combined makes pink. Appropriately the peace rose flowers cream colour, flushed at the petal edges with crimson-pink. Peace can blossom when we learn lessons from past conflicts and understand the complex and deep-seated causes of such conflicts. The old slogan trotted out by those with a classical education is, “If you desire peace prepare for war”. I would respond with a slogan that, to my mind, is better suited to the 21st century: “If you would have peace, prepare for peace”.