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Poppy fascists, awful politicians and the madness of Greta worship

Historian fumes about farcical Brexit, the crazy religious ritual around the war dead, and a certain teen eco-warrior

Christopher Hope and Theodora Louloudis

Remembrance Sunday has become a “crazy religious ritual” which wrongly turns soldiers into either “victims or heroes”, television historian David Starkey has said.

Speaking to Chopper’s Election Podcast, Starkey attacked what he described as “poppy fascism” which requires people to demonstrate that they are remembering Britain’s war dead.

Acts of remembrance had “become a crazy religious ritual. It’s become abstracted from reality. There is what we call poppy fascism, we’re both suffering from it. The absolute requirement to do it...

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