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11th Nov 2018

Jeremy Corbyn lambasted for wearing small poppy at Armistice Day service

The Labour leader has been criticised for choosing 'the smallest poppy he could find'

Oli Dugmore

The Labour leader has been criticised for choosing ‘the smallest poppy he could find’

Jeremy Corbyn’s wardrobe, not usually much of a topic of conversation, outside of the Corbyn family trip to Ikea. But it is Remembrance Day and so with the metronomic regularity of the calendar, much like James McClean and the endless discussion about his decision not to wear a poppy, we are talking about Corbyn’s choice of outfit.

Some even accused Labour’s leader of wearing a hoodie to the Armistice Day service. He, of course, wasn’t.

The ceremony was commemorating 100 years since the end of the first World War.

Corbyn was in attendance, alongside the other party leaders, delegates and past prime ministers. He laid a wreath on the cenotaph with Theresa May. For the first time a German dignitary also laid a wreath. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier represented his country during the service.

A few people even said Corbyn wasn’t wearing a poppy. He actually was, a small pin on both his suit jacket and coat.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11: Former Prime Ministers Gordon Brown (L) and Tony Blair (R) stand behind Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn (C) during the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial at the Cenotaph on Whitehall on November 11, 2018 in London, England. The armistice ending the First World War between the Allies and Germany was signed at Compiègne, France on eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month - 11am on the 11th November 1918. This day is commemorated as Remembrance Day with special attention being paid for this year’s centenary. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

And yet, the world still managed to make itself angry.

And to top it all off…