Statesman, leader, painter, poet, historian, hero, bricklayer, boozer, animal lover; belligerent, bellicose, irascible, indefatigable, unreasonable, indomitable, invincible, overbearing, vain. Sadly, we shall never see another Englishman of Winston Churchill’s stature.
In Winston’s day, we were proud to be British. Who can possibly imagine what he would say if he could see the state of the country now.
As much as for his war-time leadership and bulldog spirit, Churchill was renowned for his wit.
But how did he feel about homosexuality?
His enemies and detractors could list innumerable faults, but false modesty was not one of them.
“We are all worms,” he said. “But I believe I am a glow worm.” The perfect epitaph.
How brightly he would glow among the limp, dull grey worms in Parliament now.