I have never heard anyone describe the Poppy appeal as a political cause before. I suspect that that view would be highly offensive to the vast majority of people in this country. I have no interest in what IRA sympathisers in Londonderry might try to label it. It actually commemorates the deaths of servicemen who fought and died for this country. My own relatives included. To try to conflate the Royal British Legion and Black Lives Matter is ridiculous and offensive.