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Corbyn at the Cenotaph and lays a wreath.

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GracesGranMK3 Sun 10-Nov-19 11:18:54

Not news or politics? Neither was the rubbish we have just seen elsewhere.

Anniebach Sun 10-Nov-19 11:24:55

As did other party leaders

Riverwalk Sun 10-Nov-19 11:28:31

And very dapper he looked too!

Unlike Bozo who had his overcoat undone otherwise he wouldn't be able to bend down to place his wreath grin

lemongrove Sun 10-Nov-19 11:31:15

Corbyn had no choice in the matter, as LOTO it’s his duty.
Plus the fact that if he hadn’t, ........ there went any chance of ever becoming PM.

suziewoozie Sun 10-Nov-19 11:31:31

Both of you just stop it now - none of us wants another spat around the wreath laying.

GagaJo Sun 10-Nov-19 11:31:41

Of course. He is a respectful gentleman who I am sure would be deeply touched at the sacrifice so many of our war heros made.

suziewoozie Sun 10-Nov-19 11:32:30

And you other two should just stop- what are you playing at?

Gonegirl Sun 10-Nov-19 11:36:11

The title of this thread makes it sound as though he wasn't expected there. (Newsflash)

Ilovecheese Sun 10-Nov-19 11:37:32

I don't see why any politician should have to be at the cenotaph, seems a bit London centric. I hope we are all aware that people who lived north of Watford also gave their lives for their country.

Nico97 Sun 10-Nov-19 11:39:04

He does have a habit of popping up where you least expect him to grin

suziewoozie Sun 10-Nov-19 12:09:34

I see now GGMK3 why you decided to start this thread - I don’t agree with your so doing but I understand why you did.

Grandad1943 Sun 10-Nov-19 12:25:09

Johnson at the Cenotaph today seemed to have not even combed his hair properly, it stuck up.on top making him look like a prize peacock.

He walked hunched over and looked generally dishevelled in his clothing and still had that self-centred smirk on his face he carries everywhere.

Corbyn looked tidy, smart and statesmanlike in comparison to Johnson.

merlotgran Sun 10-Nov-19 12:27:25

I didn't realise it was a fashion parade. hmm

Fennel Sun 10-Nov-19 12:28:25

I watched it too - Corbyn bbowed his head and showed respect.
But I was more impressed with a man soon after him, didn't recognise him, who held up his head after laying the wreath. To show pride and gratitude to those who gave their lives.

GagaJo Sun 10-Nov-19 12:29:37

merlotgran, it IS a fashion parade when Corbyn isn't suited and booted. Makes the front pages in fact.

Pantglas2 Sun 10-Nov-19 12:29:44

I always felt sorry for Michael Foot when he was crucified for how he looked at a cenotaph ceremony....what’s that all about? No one looked tidier, smarter and more statesmanlike than Tony Blair and we all know how that went!

BlueBelle Sun 10-Nov-19 12:33:26

Why have we got another thread all about him not being there The poor sod couldnt get it right if he was walking there on his knees

MaizieD Sun 10-Nov-19 13:14:43

No, he'd be accused of being too emotional, as he was when he dared to put a sympathetic arm round Grenfell survivors when he visited them the day after. hmm

sodapop Sun 10-Nov-19 13:28:40

For once I agree, it was more important for Corbyn to be with the flood victims than to be at the Festival of Remembrance. He was at the Cenotaph and that was the place to remember all those who died in various conflicts.

crystaltipps Sun 10-Nov-19 13:32:03

Yes and as I said on the other thread, JC was the only politician a couple of years back who stayed till the end of the Veterans march past. I’m sure that didn’t get reported.

maddyone Sun 10-Nov-19 13:34:46

Well I thought they all looked suitably attired and behaved just as they’re expected to behave. What a silly spat about who looked what! It’s Remembrance Day, we should all be thinking about those who died in previous wars. Never again, I hope.

trisher Sun 10-Nov-19 13:35:05

I would imagine the flood victims felt much the same sodapop . The Cenotaph is a service of Remembrance and commentators used to include references to such conflict never happening again.

Anniebach Sun 10-Nov-19 13:35:46

Nothing wrong with putting an arm around someone, but telling them ‘I feel your pain ‘ is rather over the top .

SergSyrbu909 Sun 10-Nov-19 13:47:48

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boat Sun 10-Nov-19 13:57:15