SHEDNOTES 99: Some of Churchill’s last advice

The Shed has voted to file Ann Treneman in The Times, reporting Peter Tapsell, 85, the last serving MP to have sat in the Commons with Winston Churchill …
Churchill would go to the smoking room, where young Tory MPs were despatched to try to engage him in conversation. When it was his turn, Tapsell decided to ask the great man about the battle of Malplaquet. He shouted his questions but got no answer.
“I gave up. But after a pause of about 10 minutes, Churchill turned to me, put his hand on my wrist quiet firmly, looked at me with his pale blue eyes and said: ‘NEVER TRUST THE BANKERS!’ That is the only remark he addressed to me in five years, but it is good advice.”

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