Last Sunday marked the first Remembrance Sunday of David Cameron’s premiership, this historic day of respect should have been remembered by the record numbers of poppies purchased this year, instead it will be remembered because of poppy burners and now Ed Miliband’s whining. Apparently the Labour leader is furious that Nick Clegg was allowed to lay his wreath before him, they claim that protocol calls for the Leader of the Opposition to follow the Prime Minister.
A Labour MP said “The change this year was for the convenience of Clegg – not for the respect of the dead. It’s also an insult to the military veterans who regard Remembrance Day as a solemn and sombre occasion, not a time for party political stunts and cheap posturing”
Honestly, are they actually complaining about this? If anything they are making this issue into a political stunt with their pathetic moaning. Lets remind Mr Miliband what the day was actually about, shall we, it’s about the millions of brave soldiers who have given their lives for their country, it’s not about coming second in a wreath laying ceremony in order to rub your own ego. I believe protocol actually states that the Government lays its wreaths first, therefore, Nick Clegg should come second. I am quite disgusted that Ed Miliband is making such a fuss about this, it’s disrespectful to the true meaning of Remembrance Sunday. It shouldn’t matter whether you come first, second, third or last in the wreath laying, its not about you, it’s about honouring the dead and at the moment acting like this is dishonouring their memory – so Ed Miliband – stop whining!