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Churchill: no motive 'except that of personal advancement'

A stern condemnation from The Spectator, 1916

3 September 2016

9:00 AM

3 September 2016

9:00 AM

From ‘Mr Churchill’s misfire’, The Spectator, 2 September 1916:
There is nothing that democracy so much hates as unfair privilege, and Mr Churchill has enjoyed and has utilised an unfair privilege in getting himself in and out of the Army at his arbitrary will… The public now fully understands that his influence on our political life is almost wholly bad because it is wholly dissociated from any motive except that of personal advancement. He would, indeed, now be powerless either for good or for evil, were it not for the fact — or what appears to be the fact — that he still retains useful friends within the Cabinet who afford to him privileges which are denied to the ordinary man.


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