Churchill: When Britain Said No
The 50th anniversary earlier this year of the death of Winston Churchill produced an international wave of commemoration. Churchill remains among the most widely admired – and most regularly quoted – political figures of the past century, especially in America.
While Churchill’s role in history will be legitimately analyzed for centuries, there is a class of Churchill-bashers ('revisionists') for whom the adulation of the last few months (and decades) cannot pass without a spirited answer. And where better to do this than on Britain’s state-owned broadcaster.
The revisionists’ first salvo was Jeremy Paxman’s programme ('all the dockworkers hated Churchill') on the January 1965 state funeral.