War hero Winston Churchill 'would not get the vote' today
Former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill would not be electable today because of the prevalence of spin in modern-day politics, broadcaster Jeremy Paxman has said.
The 50th anniversary of the wartime leader's death, on January 24, 1965, will be marked later this month.
Paxman told Radio Times magazine: "Any rounded assessment of Winston Churchill's life has to acknowledge that he was a ruthless egotist, a chancer, and a charlatan at times.
"Would he be electable now? I fear not."