I think the Great War should be remembered - like some others have said it was a defining moment in human history, and many lost their lives. But £10 million would cover it, and any further amount made up from voluntary charitable donation. If £50 million is available, the other £40 million should be used to pay off the complete West Coast Mainline **** up, or the Assange embassy siege, so that is doesn't fall as an extra burden on the taxpayer. This is blatantly a case of "Big events" like the Olympics "Reinforcing the national spirit" and "taking minds off the dire economy" - a very old school (Emperor Nero, anyone?) and public school mentality , hence why Eton Dave has adopted it. Spending £50 million on a cause that will show no economic return couldn't be a worse idea at a time that benefits to the poor are being cut, money is being taken out of national services such as the NHS and at a time when the government refuses to increase tax on their rich buddies, when the Chief executives of the FTSE companies have seen personal profits skyrocket. WW1 was supposed to be the war that ended all wars - so maybe a fitting tribute to those that died would be to stop the war in Afghan? I think it couldn't be more ironic that the event that saw the average joe being forced into machine gun fire by posh game-playing Generals is being celebrated by posh, game-playing MPs who want to send the "undeserving" poor into greater debt by cutting their welfare.
And I'm a Tory voter. Call me disillusioned. In my defense, we still had to get rid of Labour at the last election. Frankly, as the only viable opposition, it's time for Labour to shake themselves up, get rid of the Marxist Milibands and power-hungry Balls and produce a genuinely electable alternative.