PressTV-UK taxi driver sacked for refusing poppies

A taxi driver working in Britain’s city of Birmingham has been sacked because of refusing to carry poppies that are used for remembering war veterans.

The BBC said in a report on Saturday that the driver had been dismissed by the KMR Cars because of refusing to transport boxes of Remembrance poppies from a branch of The Royal British Legion to the Aston Villa football club in Birmingham.

Many in Britain dislike the use of the Remembrance poppies, a tradition that has been in place since First World War to honor veterans of conflicts. They believe that poppies are dubiously used by politicians to sell wars, like those contributed by Britain in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In this file photo taken on October 11, 2018 a worker finishes working on a wreath at The Poppy Factory in Richmond, west London on October 11, 2018. (AFP photo)

Poppy critics even say that forcing people to wear Remembrance poppies is a form of fascism while others say that…

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