Like Churchill or Asquith and Lloyd George?

Thursday, 9th June

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Prime minister Boris Johnson

• OUR PM hopes to be compared with Churchill but sounds remarkably like Asquith and Lloyd George.

“The PM is absolutely devoid of all principles except one – that of retaining his position as PM. He will sacrifice everything except No 10 Downing St… for all the world like a sultan with his harem of 23, using his skills and wiles from preventing one of them from eloping.” – Lloyd George on Asquith, in Frances Stevenson, Diary, November 30 1916.

He “…did not seem to care which way he travelled providing he was in the driver’s seat.” – Lord Beaverbrook on Lloyd George, in The Decline and Fall of David Lloyd George, 1963.


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