Who commemorates the outbreak of war? The answer, a desperate and beleaguered Prime Minister who is willing to plunge to any depth in an attempt to encourage a fleeting sense of Britishness, whilst providing yet another vacuous argument for the Union.
My Great Grandfather fought proudly during the First World War, even managing to escape from a P.O.W. camp. I find it quite repugnant that £50 million is being spent on what is essentially the politicisation of his memory and many others like him.
Armistice Day is not about jingoism or commemorating wars that kill and mutilate millions of people, it’s about remembering the brave members of our armed forces who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Lest we forget.
Since this blog was published the Westminster Government has announced that Glasgow will be the focal point of the commemorations in 2014.