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ENGLAND VS SCOTLAND AND WEARING THE POPPY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 628: tabled on 01 November 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House calls on FIFA to permit the teams of both England and Scotland to commemorate those that gave the ultimate sacrifice by wearing the poppy during their World Cup qualifying match at Wembley on Armistice Day; notes that the poppy should not be seen as a political symbol but as a worldwide emblem of solidarity, peace and remembrance; further notes that this is additionally poignant given that 2016 is the centenary of the battle of the Somme when so many from all sides were killed or injured; and acknowledges that there is no better way to spread the message of peace and remembrance than in a high profile World Cup qualifying match where most of those watching and participating would have had loved ones and friends killed or injured serving their country, lest we forget.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.