As one of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's more steadfast opponents, Conservative Winston Churchill has long been the cat that walked by himself when he was not clawing the Government for its haste to appease and its tardiness to arm. Like the sly puss in Kipling's Just So Stories, he has had to sit beyond the cozy Government hearth, destined never to warm a Cabinet corner unless somebody spoke him a kind word. Presumably because Winston Churchill is not only the Conservative Party's best brain but its most unpredictable personality, safe & sane Conservatives withheld their kind words until last week....

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