Friday, 4th December 2020

Why I wear a poppy, by Laurence Fox

AS we approach Remembrance Sunday, virtue-signalling communists have been asking me why I, popular actor Laurence Fox, wear a poppy. I’ll break it down: 

Our brave boys would want me to

I may be the first person to notice that Remembrance Sunday is about remembering The Great War, where brave British soldiers died bravely for Britain. The least I can do to show my gratitude for their sacrifice is to make myself the centre of attention.

It’s a form of political protest

In this age of woke, wearing a poppy is as dangerous and provocative as burning your Vietnam draft card was in the 60s. If a policeman, or let’s face it policewoman, fresh from an LGBTQ+ parade and a diversity seminars saw it, I’d be arrested.

It makes you stand out

Nowadays it’s rare to see a poppy in the wild. I’d estimate that you only see about 98 per cent of people on television wearing one – far less if you count repeats and US shows – and about 75 per cent of people in real life. Wearing a poppy demonstrates to all and sundry that I am one of the few patriots left.

It riles up Antifa

Antifa and their ilk are everywhere, like Satanists in the 80s. They despise any expression of pride in our country’s history. Imagine the expression on their balaclava-clad faces if they saw a poppy. And I’m not afraid of fisticuffs.

It’s the only thing left that isn’t virtue-signalling

Supporting Black Lives Matter is just a way to boost your career. My poppy hasn’t helped my career at all. Proof in itself that it is the only cause left that isn’t fraudulent and self-serving.