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Gordon Brown Joins Anorak’s ‘No Poppy Day’ Appeal As He Tours Afghanistan, In Pictures

by | 6th, March 2010

IT would never be easy to top those pictures of David Cameron meeting the lads in Afghanistan. But how Gordon Brown tried. He’s been there before of course, performing an impression of Benny Hill at a BMX meet. But still Cameron leads the way, this picture showing Dave picking his way through the imaginary tulips.

As for the politics, Anorak has long championed No Poppy Day, when donors will only wear the central black button and plastic stem of old-style commemorative poppies.

But Brown was there to get the plaudits for the 200 new patrol vehicles that are replacing the much-criticised Snatch Land Rovers, blamed by troops for many of the deaths caused by roadside bombs.

Yep, the new cars arrive just as Brown gears up for an election. What are the odds? Politics really is that cynical.

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Prime Minister Gordon Brown (right) watches a display at the Helmand police training centre in Lashkar Gah, southern Afghanistan.



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