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Death on the Clyde — The Politicians Poppycock!

November 11, 2014

A Remembrance Day reflection, and a Clydebank story. Recommended background reading for my article

Strandsky Tales & Stories

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Good Evening.

Tomorrow morning, 11th November, you will wake to find your television full of pictures of politicians by the score, members of the Royal Family, and various other booted and suited individuals all laying wreaths to those who fell in the two world wars and subsequent military campaigns.

There will be solemn and sombre music, moments of reverential silence, accompanied by deep mournful and respectful voices giving commentary to the nation.

Men and women in uniform, both young and old will be seen marching with medals as the nation — whether that be The United Kingdom or the potentially Independent nation that is Scotland— supposedly pays its respect to those that are no longer with us as a result of such conflict.

I, for one, will not be watching.

This will not be a break from past practice– in fact that will be the repetition of an automatic annual…

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