Don’t Politicise The Memory Of Our Brave Soldiers

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.

Ross Colquhoun
National Collective 

Since this blog was published the Westminster Government has announced that Glasgow will be the focal point of the commemorations in 2014.

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About Ross Colquhoun

Ross Colquhoun is a visual artist, graphic designer and the director of National Collective. An alumni of Edinburgh College of Art's School of Visual Communication and founder of Human Resources, he believes that art has immeasurable power to influence people, to inspire ideas and to motivate change. He envisions a scenario in which independence would bring a new cultural confidence to Scotland.

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