This wreath is brought to you by…

PEOPLE will have different opinions on this one. For me, if any political party wants to lay a wreath on Remembrance Sunday – it is always classier to do it without party branding. The picture of this one from Islington was uploaded online by Labour councillor Jessica Asato (@jessica_asato) earlier today. It’s certainly a talking point.


6 Comments on This wreath is brought to you by…

  1. Keith Moffitt // November 14, 2011 at 1:06 am //

    Interesting debate. I don’t know what the “branding” is, and I have to say that that sounds pretty crude in this context, but don’t the leaders of the main political parties lay wreaths at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Remembrance Sunday?

    • Richard Osley // November 14, 2011 at 1:14 am //

      The branding is the logo and website address in the centre of the wreath – see pic – and the context is a debate about whether that logo and website address should be there or not, so it can hardly be described as ‘crude’ on these pages.

      The main political leaders do lay wreathes, but do they put their website address in the middle of them – I’m not sure they do.

      • Keith Moffitt // November 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm //

        Sorry, Richard, my message was a bit ambiguous. I didn’t mean to say that using the word branding in your post was crude. I guess my take is that there’s no harm in using the party logo but it was perhaps not particularly elegant to include the web address. But above all I’m pleased that so many Camden councillors of all parties attended the Remembrance Sunday event at St Pancras Church yesterday morning.

  2. David Douglas // November 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm //

    Not even Lynne Featherstone has gone that far…..

  3. Not only does it look cheap and tacky, to have the website hyperlink on there is using a remembrance wreath for advertising, which is at best distasteful and at worst deeply insulting.

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