Churchill fought and lost many a battle. He fought tyranny and he won. THE GENIUS OF CHURCHILL, William Buckley said, ‘was his union of affinities of the heart and of the mind. The total fusion of animal and spiritual energy.’” —RML
A Love of the (Hot-Water) Bottle: Wartime Anecdotes
Q. “Rab” Butler, Churchill’s Minister of Education in 1941-45 and Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1951-55, recalled that Churchill once told him he was doing less for the war effort than Churchill’s grey cat Nelson, who saved fuel and power by acting as a Prime Ministerial hot-water bottle. True?
“Power will go to the hands of rascals, rogues, freebooters; all Indian leaders will be of low calibre & men of straw. They will have sweet tongues and silly hearts. They will fight amongst themselves for power and India will be lost in political squabbles.”
The statement above is attributed to Churchill. I cannot find it, as a speech or in a book. Although it is widely and increasingly quoted in the Indian press and, given what is happening, he seems to have been prophetic! —K.P., India
I searched for this line, and isolated key word combinations (rascals, etc.), without success.…
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