Foreign News: Chuck Him?

"Holiday!" snorted Winston Churchill as the Queen Mary brought him home from his nine weeks in the U.S. "It was as strenuous as a by-election." Furthermore, being a private person instead of a prime minister had made it "like fighting a battle in a shirt after being accustomed to a tank. . . . I've come home for a rest."

The Southampton quayside was decked with flags of all nations and with 500 dockhands, shipwrights, soldiers, sailors and sundry Sotonians (city natives). As the tankless warrior walked down the gangplank, the good old English air shook with good old English free speech.


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