This morning, as with every Remembrance Sunday since I was elected, I attended the Service of Remembrance in the Lower Gardens.
Each year it becomes more moving as the old soldiers become older yet also become more determined to pay their respects. As their places are replaced by younger men returned from more recent conflicts. And as the crowds grow ever larger around the cenotaph.
This year though there was a difference. A demonstration by members of UKIP holding political placards during at the end of the Service.
I understand they also layed a wreath under their party colours with a similarly political note attached.
That's not jsut direspectful, it's appalling and despicable and is a mark of the people who took part. They should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves.
Remembrance Service is not, and must never be, about politics. It's far too important for that.