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After some consideration I disagree. Boris is a very fitting heir to Churchill, even if his quibs aren't as funny. After all, all military ventures he touched he screwed up. The Italian campaign in WW2, the Ottoman front in WW1.... And then he killed something along the line of 3 million Indians in an artificial famine out of pure malice. And somehow nothing ever sticks to him.
by generic on Fri Jul 13th, 2018 at 08:32:23 AM EST
Oh come on. Boris hasn't done anything like Churchill putting Britain back on the gold standard - the closest he's come is wasting London's money with his Boris buses.

As for quibs, I'm sure that with time lots of other peoples quibs can be attributed to Boris, as has happened with Churchill.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Jul 13th, 2018 at 10:23:00 AM EST
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He isn't even PM yet. Give it time.
by generic on Fri Jul 13th, 2018 at 11:27:50 AM EST
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Not even Chancellor of the Exchequer, surely a necessary first step for a new Churchill.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Jul 13th, 2018 at 11:34:09 AM EST
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Yea, but surely the point is not whether he is truly comparable to Churchill, but that he models himself on Churchill and imagines himself the inheritor of Churchill's political legacy...?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Jul 13th, 2018 at 11:38:06 AM EST
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he models himself on Churchill

So he's going to volunteer to fight in Afghanistan?

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Jul 13th, 2018 at 12:16:25 PM EST
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Lessons from Winston Churchill: Withdrawal from Afghanistan
As America's long decade of war in Afghanistan draws to a close in 2014 with the end of combat operations against the Taliban, it is perhaps worth reflecting on the conclusions the young Winston Churchill reached about the futility of waging war there. "Financially it is ruinous. Morally it is wicked. Militarily it is an open question, and politically it is a blunder."


Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Jul 13th, 2018 at 12:34:31 PM EST
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the end of combat operations against the Taliban,

???

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Jul 13th, 2018 at 12:41:15 PM EST
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Written in 2014...


Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Jul 13th, 2018 at 01:16:31 PM EST
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paving the road to hell and all that

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Jul 13th, 2018 at 04:02:14 PM EST
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Who are you accusing of having good intentions?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Jul 13th, 2018 at 08:14:40 PM EST
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< wipes tears >

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Jul 13th, 2018 at 08:37:14 PM EST
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Well, he isn't a Younger Son That Something Needs Done With, for starts.  Does he drink like Churchill?
by rifek on Sat Jul 14th, 2018 at 01:47:58 PM EST
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