Corbyn and May laid historic wreaths with the President of Germany
Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May today laid wreaths with poppies with the president of Germany to commemorate 100 years from the end of the First World War.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier laid a wreath on behalf of the German nation, covered with a ribbon representing the flag of his nation.
For the first time a representative of Germany – a British enemy in both world wars – took part in the British national memory service, political editor online, reports Dan Bloom.
Labor leader The wreath of Mr. Corbyn said: "In memory of all those who have lost their lives, we decide to build a world of peace and humanity."
The wreath of the envoy declared: "They gave our day tomorrow, we will remember them."
Corby's choice of Jeremy's hooded jacket in a poppy robe over his elegant suit – unlike the black coats of other leaders – triggered a debate on Twitter.
Radio host Julia Hartley-Brewer wrote: "I know it's petty, but does Jeremy Corbyn seriously think that a bright red tie and a neglected hooded cloak are the right clothes for Cenotaph?
"Or maybe he's just trying to signal to his left-wing, anti-war guy that he does not really want to be there?" That weak judgment. "
But other Twitter users have come to defend Mr. Corbyn. One of them said: "Anyone who complains that Corbyn is wearing a sloppy jacket and wearing a small poppy must start life."
A coworker, Stewart Wood, said that Corbyn was better than Donald Trump – who left the tour yesterday for a war cemetery because of rain.
He wrote: "Personally speaking, I would choose to turn around to pay respect to your country that has fallen in your everyday raincoat, refusing to come to pay respects to your country, which has fallen to support your dry dry raincoat every time."