Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Churchill and the Tories - Two Tributes

Ex-Aussie Labour leader and Prime Minister Paul Keating :

"I drew much inspiration from a British Conservative leader, Winston Churchill, and often said so. He sometimes expressed views on economic and social issues I would not endorse, but his moral clarity was a lesson to us all.
It was that which informed his unshakable belief that Hitler was a psychopath, a racist and a criminal and that, unlike the view of most of the upper class in Britain at the time, Hitler could not be dealt with. Churchill bequeathed to his party a mantle of moral rectitude which remains to this day."

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown :

"A party which has always repudiated equality and diversity policies and produced a string of racist politicians, including Winston Churchill"

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