Churchill knew what the Tories are like!


In 1906 Winston Churchill characterised the Conservative Party thus:

“…a party of vested interests, banded together in a formidable confederation, corruption at home, aggression to cover it up abroad, the trickery of tariff juggles, the tyranny of a party machine; sentiment by the bucketful, patriotism by the imperial pint, the open hand at the public exchequer, the open-door at the public house, dear food for the million, cheap labour for the millionaire”

Winston Churchill, 1906

Churchill’s analysis of the Tory Party (he was a Liberal at this time) has surely stood the test of time!?

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About I Am Not A Number

I Am Not A Number is written by Chris Jury. For 30 years Chris Jury was a TV actor, director and writer best known for playing Eric Catchpole in over 60 episodes of the BBC’s antique classic, Lovejoy, and for directing over 50 episodes of Eastenders. In 2008 he was appointed as the Senior Lecturer in Recorded Media in the School Of Music & Performing Arts at Bath Spa University. He currently presents, Agitpop, a pop & politics radio discussion programme on North Cotswold Community Radio http://www.agitpopradio.org.uk He is currently the Communications Officer for UCU at Bath Spa University and a UCU SW Regional Rep at SWTUC.
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One Response to Churchill knew what the Tories are like!

  1. Chris Gresham says:

    That paragraph rings so true. In fact, with the clowns we have in government now, it might be more relevant today than it has ever been?

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