So basically nearly half the population thinks the Amritsar massacre – the concentration camps during the Boer war and after – the Mau Mau uprising – the post-partition violence in India caused by uprooting 10 million people and the four million deaths from famine in Bengal while Churchill diverted grain to British troops and other countries were – what?
Dunno. Not things they knew about? The price of doing business? We did bring a lot of economic development to places, you know.
I’m sure the bones of starving children thank you.
Anyway Churchill was wonderful in the war.
Was he? ‘I hate Indians’ he said – talking about the Bengal famine in 1943. “They are a beastly people with a beastly religion. The famine was their own fault for breeding like rabbits.”
Um … all great men have their blind spots?