LETTER: Churchillian attacks

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn caused front page national headlines last week - and the ire of Winston Churchill’s grandson Nicholas Soames - by not singing the national anthem, such as Daily Telegraph’s front page, “Corbyn snubs Queen and country”.

South Downs philosopher Cyril Joad caused similar media outrage in 1933 - and angered Winston Churchill himself - when he won a controversial Oxford Union Debate:

“That under no circumstances will we fight for King and Country”

What can we expect next from Jeremy Corbyn, which is likely to provoke further media - and Churchillian - attacks?

A clue might be found at another controversial Oxford Union Debate in 1950 - which ‘Professor’ Joad also won - and which angered and outraged Winston Churchill’s son Randolph: “That this House regrets the influence exercised by the US as the dominant power among the democratic nations”

Richard W Symonds, The Joad Society, Ifield


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