Alex Massie Alex Massie

David Miliband Makes a Fool of Himself

I’m not convinced I share James’s view that David Cameron’s “1940 moment” counts as a howler, far less a “quite spectacular mistake” (and I suspect James doesn’t really think it that either). It’s pretty obvious that the Prime Minister simply slipped-up. I think he knows that in 1940 the United States had yet to enter the war and that it’s abundantly obvious that he meant to say that the UK was the US’s junior partner “in the 1940s”.

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