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twoleftfeet 11:25 Thu Feb 14
Winston Churchill - hero or villain?
John O’Donnell says villain due to the Tonypandy miners strike, i’ll Be generous to him and say he was only allowed a one word answer.

The well known columnist Afula Hirsch states he was a racist and misogynistic but she dislikes anyone with a whiter skin than her own so her opinion is invalid.

So was he a hero or villain? We have to take into consideration that we are in different times now so what was deemed as acceptable then might not be now.

For me he will always be a hero who galvanised the British nation.

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After8 10:00 Mon Feb 18
Re: Winston Churchill - hero or villain?
The Winston Churchill row is just one of many that highlight how out of touch the labour leadership is. Labour increasingly is a cult and operates in a twitter echo chamber.

DukeofDevo 8:56 Mon Feb 18
Re: Winston Churchill - hero or villain?
Not concentration camps though were they Chilly? No gas chambers or crematoriums like Auswitz

Internment camps for enemies that were giving support to the Boers. What did they expect Club Med

SurfaceAgentX2Zero 8:41 Mon Feb 18
Re: Winston Churchill - hero or villain?
LB

So. The stuff I posted up is verifiable fact and the stuff you respond with is opinion and assertion, most of it nonsense.

Lertie Button 8:25 Mon Feb 18
Re: Winston Churchill - hero or villain?
Surface - wrong about Ireland, wrong about the Empire, wrong about the General Strike, wrong about Women 's Sufferage (encouraged the cops to rough up the women when arrested).
Anything he did for workers rights was under protest and he would never have implimented Beverage.
An old fashioned upper-class imperialist

SurfaceAgentX2Zero 4:55 Mon Feb 18
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LB

Not keen on his welfare reforms of 1908-11?

Redistribution of wealth through higher taxation for the rich? Pah!
Prison reform? Meh!
Health and safety in the workplace? Bovved!

What about his commissioning of the Beveridge Report in 1943 that led directly to the formation of the NHS? - Rubbish!

Lertie Button 4:40 Mon Feb 18
Re: Winston Churchill - hero or villain?
Wrong about just about everything until Hitler and the Nazis, just shows you only need to get truly right once

ChillTheKeel 10:12 Mon Feb 18
Re: Winston Churchill - hero or villain?
JRM was inexplicably trying to defend the fact that men women and children were placed into concentration camps 'for their own good' and then spewed utter bollocks about them having the same death rate as in Glasgow at the time. Anyone who bothered to fact check will see this is a bollocks.

But if you talk like an assertive, posh mummy's boy cunt on a dumbed down BBC TV show, you'll get plenty of helmets nodding in agreement

Capitol Man 6:31 Mon Feb 18
Re: Winston Churchill - hero or villain?
Wasn’t the point that it wasn’t just soldiers in the camps? Anyway, hero. No question.

DukeofDevo 12:11 Mon Feb 18
Re: Winston Churchill - hero or villain?
And that was a prisoner of War camp albeit a harsh and atrociously run one

The term Concentration camps has always, for me anyway, been about the nazi death camps, designed for industrial scale deliberate extermination

Far Cough 5:46 Sun Feb 17
Re: Winston Churchill - hero or villain?
I believe "concentration camps" were first used in the American civil war?

Andersonville comes to mind

DukeofDevo 5:41 Sun Feb 17
Re: Winston Churchill - hero or villain?
Yeah I thought so too.

All this left wing propaganda that gets trotted out needs to be refuted at every opportunity.

Rees Mogg had to correct some leftie on Question Tie about her use of the term ‘concentration camps’ and the old myth that the British invented them in South Africa. Big difference between an internment camp and a concentration camp

Far Cough 5:35 Sun Feb 17
Re: Winston Churchill - hero or villain?
Duke, interesting reading that

DukeofDevo 5:29 Sun Feb 17
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6713289/John-McDonnell-dangerous-Corbyn-writes-ANDREW-ROBERTS.html

Great take on the whole tonypandy ( who makes up these name) episode.

ChillTheKeel 10:28 Sun Feb 17
Re: Winston Churchill - hero or villain?
O’Donnell shouldn't have answered a daft black and white question, but at least it's opened up a (mostly) sensible debate on the man and his legacy - minus the sugar-coating bollocks.

KingandPaynter 7:43 Sun Feb 17
Re: Winston Churchill - hero or villain?
read the book Clementine and you'll get a bigger picture of the man, sometimes flawed, but none the less the saviour of GB against the other trouser wetting politicians

Sven Roeder 10:45 Sat Feb 16
Re: Winston Churchill - hero or villain?
They were just trying to get another headline at the end of the interview in a slightly jokey way. But he played a straight bat saying he’d learnt his lesson.
Shame he didn’t give an answer on Thatcher

El Scorchio 10:39 Sat Feb 16
Re: Winston Churchill - hero or villain?
They asked him ON THE NEWS to play hero or villain?

Wow. Top journalism that.

Sven Roeder 10:29 Sat Feb 16
Re: Winston Churchill - hero or villain?
He was on some q&a thing being interviewed was asked for one or the other ... hero or villain
People wonder why politicians waffle on with a load of old shit when if they do take part in things like this it gets twisted.
I noticed he was on Ch4 news the next day and they tried to get him to play again but he said he didn’t think you could sum up most people in one word.
Of course they asked him ... Hero or Villain ... Margaret Thatcher?

wansteadman 10:25 Sat Feb 16
Re: Winston Churchill - hero or villain?
So someone says that they think black people are lower than their own race and shouldn’t be allowed to mix with them must be villains

Welcome to Gandhi arch villain

Hammer and Pickle 9:58 Sat Feb 16
Re: Winston Churchill - hero or villain?
He was spot on about the reactionary nature of all totalitarian regimes (Nazi, Fascist and Soviet) in Europe. Shame he was a reactionary himself in so many ways but these is the mystery wrapped in an enigma that was Churchill.

ChillTheKeel 9:55 Sat Feb 16
Re: Winston Churchill - hero or villain?
You've got to be a poundland plum to be unable to appreciate why many people have a problem with him.

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