White poppy is a reminder to bring armed disputes to an end

I disagree with what Nick Herbert said in his column about white poppies in the Herald of November 8.

I wore a red poppy to remember the servicemen and women who died in both world wars, and a white poppy to remember the civilian population who died, and continue to die, as a result of war.

White poppies

White poppies

I am in agreement that the scale of global conflict today, and the continuing loss of life, is a modern tragedy and that we should all work harder to bring armed disputes to an end. The white poppy is a reminder of this.

One thing this country could do is to cease to host arms fairs at which other countries are encouraged to buy arms from us, the dilemma being that the arms trade is an important part of our economy and, therefore, we allow it to continue.

Mrs P. Nightingale

Hyde Street, Upper Beeding


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