PressTV-UK journalist harassed for refusing poppy appeal

Tabloid media is the United Kingdom have launched a coordinated attack on a political activist believed to be close to Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn after he deplored the increasing costs of Pappy Appeal, a tradition to wear Remembrance Poppies to honor war veterans.

The mass circulation newspaper Daily Mail ran an article on its website on Thursday calling Aaron Bastani, a far-left journalist with close links to the Labour, as Corbyn’s “attack dog” simply because he had said that annual remembrance scheme to wear red poppies was “a joke”.

Bastani had slammed the whopping costs of production and distribution of poppies in Britain, saying the Royal British Legion, which is in charge of the poppy appeal, was a “grotesque” charity and had to be shut down.

Bastani said in a November 7 tweet that it was “absolutely sickening” that Britain spent 45 million pounds each year on the poppy campaign while it failed to save some…

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