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  • ross1948 18:41 on June 1, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , Remembrance Service, Unknown Soldier   

    As Conte’s Cabal Diss Patriot Lady, Italy’s Voters Warm To Giorgia! 

    In a deplorable display of discourtesy, Italy’s coalition government has refused to allow patriot leader Giorgia Meloni to lay a wreath at this week’s ceremony of remembrance in Rome.

    But it’s not so much the Conte cabal’s snub, as their manner that displays their lack of basic courtesy.

    Instead of timely and proper notification of their refusal, they went crawling to their media pals, so the first she heard of it was when the hacks passed on the news!

    The feisty Fratelli d’Italia leader did not try to hide her e tirely justifiable indignation.

    We wanted to lay a wreath in memory of the Unknown Soldier. If, on that day, it was not possible, it was enough to say so!”

    ”Instead, the prime minister’s staff spent the afternoon calling all the newspapers without anyone ever talking to us about the matter.”



    While the in-crowd may think they can show such Un-Italian disrespect and get away with it, La Bella Giorgia , as noted in the same report, is a rising star in the eyes of the voters.

    In the last election, her party got just over 6% of votes cast. In the latest Ipsos poll, the FdI now has the support of 16% plus!

    And her personal popularity has soared too.

    She may have been been banned from honouring the Unknown Soldier tomorrow….

    …but in the not-so-distant future it may well be Giorgia that decides who goes where!



  • ross1948 20:13 on November 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Chatham, Remembrance Service, ,   

    Anti-UKIP Hypocrites Exploit Remembrance to Score Party Points! 

    Ukip criticised after laying wreath in Chatham with party’s branding at remembrance service

    A poignant remembrance service attended by war veterans and their families flared into a political row after a Ukip candidate laid a wreath on behalf of his party. 
    This comes just days after Nigel Farage was deliberately and maliciously excluded from the national Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph, a petty act by Cameron, no doubt approved by his fellow-establishment elitists from the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties.
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    But in a small English town, you’d think there’d be at least some residual spirit of British fair play than in the mess that London is today? You’d be wrong.

    The gesture angered his fellow politicians. Chatham MP Tracey Crouch and Medway Council Labour group leader Vince Maple branded it “distasteful” and “totally inappropriate.”



    I’ll bet they had NOWT to say about that!

    Maybe the voters of neighbouring Rochester will, however.

    The confrontation comes less than a fortnight before the crucial by-election, and the signs are that the campaign could turn ugly.
     Looks like it already has!


    • Joseph B. Fox 22:14 on November 11, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      All very odd. Here in Redhill, UKIP has laid a wreath for longer than I can remember. The Greens, Conservatives and Lib Dems also lay wreaths but not, please note, the Labour Party. Ukip favours an un-ostentatious style: the wreath itself is covered in poppies, while the attached message reads “Let not their sacrifice have been in vain”, together with the party’s name and branch and the party logo.

      We have always had full co-operation from the local council which organises the affair, and other parties are generally courteous in the dealings with us on this solemn occasion.


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