Jeremy Corbyn’s would-be Chancellor John McDonnell last night branded Sir Winston Churchill a “villain” when asked if the was a hero or not.
At a Politico event, the socialist made the outrageous claim, referencing Churchill’s approach to dealing with miners on strike.
His disrespect of Britain’s war time Leader sparked a furious backlash, with Piers Morgan tweeting: “Unbelievable. Labour hierarchy now denouncing the man who saved Britain from the Nazis as a ‘villain’. What an absolute disgrace.”
Boris Johnson, who has written a book on Churchill, pointed out that he had “saved this country and the whole of Europe from a barbaric fascist and racist tyranny and our debt to him is incalculable.
“If John McDonnell had the slightest knowledge of history he would be aware that Churchill also had an extraordinary record as a social reformer who cared deeply for working people and their lives.”
Whilst Sir Nicholas Soames, the grandson of Churchill and Conservative MP, told The Telegraph that: “Frankly it’s a very foolish and stupid thing to say, surely said to gain publicity.
“I think my grandfather’s reputation can withstand a publicity-seeking assault from a third-rate, Poundland Lenin. I don’t think it will shake the world.”
It is yet another reminder of the far-left views held by Corbyn’s leadership team who want to run this country. Appalling disrespect.