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Is Attlee really more worthy than Churchill?

21 June 2020

4:02 PM

21 June 2020

4:02 PM

As the toxic furore over statues continues, a number of left-wingers yearn to see the monument to Winston Churchill in Parliament Square replaced by one to Clement Attlee. In their eyes, the austere, long-serving Labour leader is far worthier of veneration than the cigar-chomping imperialist. To them, Attlee is the man who not only helped win the war by taking charge of the home front but also created the socialist New Jerusalem in its aftermath.

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Leo McKinstry’s latest book Attlee and Churchill is published by Atlantic


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