Op-ed: It is Sunday November 13, 2016.
In the UK it is Remembrance Sunday. A day when parades and ceremonies remember those who died in WWI.
These days we also remember those who died in WWII and selective later wars.
Last year's Remembrance Sunday a fairly newly elected Labour Party, leader Jeremy Corbyn, was attacked by sections of the mainstream media.
Some claimed he did not bow his head low enough at the Cenotaph opting to ignore the fact that other attending politicians such as David Cameron quickly left for a VIP lunch while Mr Corbyn stayed on to watch the parade and chat with veterans.
This year Remembrance Sunday falls on the one-year anniversary of Bataclan.
Ninety people were massacred by terrorists at a packed rock concert in the Bataclan theatre November 13, 2015. Saturday night English singer-songwriter and former Police frontman Sting appeared at the Bataclan's first gig at the 150-year-old venue since the deadly terror attack.
But today BBC News has opted to invite extreme right-wing French politician Marine Le Penn to appear as a guest on the Andrew Marr show.
While many have condemned the timing of her appearance others have said today is the perfect day: that however may be too subtle for some.
There are protesters outside of the BBC building.
Le Penn has said there is a hair's breadth between her political party, the French National Front party and UKIP here in the UK.
UKIP has tried over many years to distance itself from the far right of politics but it is what it is.
Defending its decision to allow Le Penn prime political air time today the BBC has said it will be inviting all French political party leaders as that country gears up for national elections.
If Le Penn is elected President of France you can kiss goodbye to the EU and perhaps peace across Europe and beyond.
It says something that UKIP leader Nigel Farage met with US President elect Donald Trump in New York Saturday.
UKIP have been milking that meeting for all its worth stressing PM Theresa May is not due to meet Trump until next year.
For many in the UK Farage is a joke and not a very good one. Fox news however, another Murdoch based media outlet, is giving him airtime.
Remember Farage is not a UK MP as he lost the election he fought.
The Andrew Marr show has just kicked off and I am tuning in.
There will be one voice of sanity among the right-wing madness, that includes General Francis Richard Dannatt, Baron Dannatt, GCB, CBE, MC, DL a retired senior British Army Officer joining the paper review on Marr, and that is Jeremy Corbyn.
Dannatt touted Dan Jarvis MP as a future Labour leader, good guy and more. But Dannatt is a Tory. He worked for David Cameron 2009 to 2010. Dannatt thinks Jarvis is a good man but they are friends.
He touted Jarvis in front of Corbyn who was sat close by. Mr Corbyn's interview is early in the show as he has to leave for the Cenotaph. This year he is taking a friend, a war veteran with him, George Durack.
The west is taking a big lurch to the right and we face uncertain times.
We need people like Jeremy Corbyn in power and soon.
Corbyn is an honest and genuine person which is a rare commodity in politics old and new.
Andrew Marr tries the "Corbyn is London and out of touch approach" but it is you Andrew who does not live in real world.