Churchill on Cameron

In 1952 Winston Churchill was entering the House of Commons when he heard a young Tory backbencher tearing into Labour’s Aneurin Bevan. ‘Who is that?’ Churchill asked the chief whip. ‘Iain Macleod, sir.’ ‘We must have him in the government,’ said Churchill. ‘I am afraid that he is too young to be eligible,’ was the chief whip’s reply. ‘On the contrary’, Churchill retorted, ‘he is too eligible to be too young.’ Macleod was 38, one year younger than David Cameron.

Hat-tip: Vernon Bogdanor. (Professor of government at Oxford University and David Cameron’s tutor).




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Andrea Leadsom told BBC Radio 4’s Today

“He’s made his views on Brexit on the record, and the problem with that of course is that the chair’s impartiality is absolutely essential. … He’s made his views known on Brexit… it’s a matter for him but nevertheless it’s a challenge and all colleagues need to form their own view of that.”

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