Sunday, 19 October 2014
Letter to i re Johnson`s book on Churchill
Oh dear! Chris Blackhurst`s review of Boris Johnson`s book reads like it`s been written by a fifteen year old taught history by Michael Gove. (Why we owe Churchill everything,17/10/14) So "all our leaders" since have "fallen short". Really? Not only did the people of this country vote Churchill out in the 1945 election, they elected Attlee, who most people see as Britain`s best PM. Johnson`s "objectivity" will undoubtedly ensure the exclusion of chapters devoted to Churchill`s attempts to control the BBC during the General Strike, his sending of troops to end the strike at Tonypandy, his infamous racist comments, including the ones ensuring the death of three million during the Bengal famine of 1943, and even his encouragement of the use of chemical weapons in the Middle East!