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CU. JOE GRIMOND SPEAKING.
"The death of Sir Winston Churchill has come as a deep shock and loss to us all, much has been written on his exploits and they will be retold by generation after generation. We admire the romance of his life and remember his adventures in Africa, and the erratic course of his career in Politics unlike that of most Politicians. He was always a controversial figure, he made many mistakes, he was much abused, he had to fight his own party in the days before the war when he thought they were pursuing policies harmful to Britain.
He was never trivial, his mind was always ranging ever big ideas. No one in recent years has done more than Sir Winston Churchill to raise the level of Politics in this country. It is a tragedy that he was not able to drive his party into the leadership of Europe in peace as he did in war. He was the one man who could have put his country at the head of a great European movement. He was one of the cabinet which founded the Welfare State. He enjoyed power but he was never haughty or remote, overbearing he might be or unfair, but never mean or cynical. He enjoyed all the luxuries that we ourselves would like to enjoy. This is what endeared him to many people they saw in him their ambitions and their vices writ large. They liked his warmth and generosity and his open display of anger, they liked the pleasure he took in life itself. Sympathy from all over will go out to his family especially his wife who supported him in all the ups and downs of his almost incredible career."
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