- 04 Feb 14
How long before people get it into their heads that the Poppy has nothing to do with peace?
Before this year is out, you’ll see Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore strutting the streets with the emblem of the British Legion on their lapels.
I learned all this when somebody invited me to send in a book of my own in expectation of it being banned and thereby, perhaps, acquiring a radical cachet which might result in it doing what it didn’t do when it published some years ago – ie, sell a few copies.
But I thought it best to give the suggestion a miss. I mean, imagine the embarrassment if they let it in.