Poppies remember people who died

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Re Tom Cooper, chairperson of the Irish National Congress, Dublin (‘BBC presenters should be banned from wearing poppies’ October 31).

No-one in Northern Ireland is forced to buy and wear a poppy. People who do, wear it with pride to remember the men and women who died in two world wars and others since then. Brave men from the south who fought in World War Two where treated like dirt while their government entertained the Nazis.

Maybe Tom should ask the IRA what they where doing on Bloody Sunday and Ballymurphy.

It is not only unionists who buy and wear the poppy with pride .

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