Terry Barnes

Has Scott Morrison become Australia’s Richard Nixon?

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In May 1940, Winston Churchill was not only appointed Prime Minister but Minister for Defence. In doing so, Churchill ensured that he, and not the three traditional cabinet secretaries traditionally responsible for the armed services, had ultimate responsibility for Britain’s war effort. This was an open, and very public, move which was welcomed and praised at a time Hitler was on Britain’s doorstep.

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Terry Barnes
Terry Barnes is a Melbourne-based contributor for The Spectator and The Spectator Australia.

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