Winston Churchill

The Winston Churchill Fiver, David Downing and the Berlin Blockade

Philip White | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Philip White

I was delighted to read last week's news that from 2016, Winston Churchill will be the new face of the fiver (five pound note, about $7.50, if you're reading this in the US). Now, my reaction isn't surprising, given that I wrote a book about Sir Winston. But it goes far beyond my appreciation for the man who led Britain through her darkest hour and into her finest.

The Week That Was: Icons

Carla Buzasi | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

I've nothing against Winston Churchill popping up on our money - it's not actually the first time, having previously appeared on 1965 five-shilling pieces. Although it seems a little rude he's kicking off the only woman, the Queen not withstanding, who currently appears on any British banknote, social reformer Elizabeth Fry. Still, if the public had its way, it could be David Beckham staring back at us as we fork over our fivers, or even Robbie Williams. Those being just two of the more contemporary figures offered up by well-meaning Brits.

Churchill Replaces Elizabeth Fry On £5 Note

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK

Sir Winston Churchill is to appear on the next £5 note, the Governor of the Bank of England has announced. The wartime leader will become the firs...

St George's Day Quotes To Inspire The English

Posted 23.04.2013 | UK

As the English take a moment to celebrate (or completely ignore) their national day, here's 11 quotes from rather famous people to inspire a nation. ...

Caroline Frost

OLIVER STONE: 'If I Were Morgan Freeman, I Wouldn't Take The Money'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

George Clooney can rest easy - he's evidently one of the few film-makers working today that controversial director Oliver Stone doesn't have a problem...

Margaret Thatcher More Popular Than Winston Churchill, Poll Finds

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK

Margaret Thatcher is Britain's most popular prime minister since the Second World War, unexpectedly eclipsing even Sir Winston Churchill, a poll found...

Peace Through Strength and David Cameron: Not a Love Story

Philip White | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Politics
Philip White

Surely a Conservative Prime Minister has preserved Britain as a global force to be reckoned with, even after the follies of his predecessor in Afghanistan and Iraq? Not so much. Despite William Hague's belief that a strong, capable Army, Navy and Royal Air Force is necessary to protect us from traditional threats and combat the malevolence of terrorists, the Conservative Party seems to have either disregarded Reagan's theory or confused it for "strength through weakness."

Churchill Portrait To Be Sold

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

A highly important portrait of wartime prime minister Winston Churchill painted to celebrate the Allied Victory in 1945 is to be sold. The portrait...

Mental Illness: It's Not About Choice

Martha Roberts | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Martha Roberts

Choice is, "Shall we paint the bedroom blue or green?" or even "'Shall we start a family?" Choice is not, "Shall I have constant PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) flashbacks?", nor is it, "Shall I be bipolar and be so hard to live with that my partner leaves me?" It is also not, "Shall I feel so depressed that I'll think about ending it all?"

Not a Play Away Day for the Tories

Nick Abbot | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

It will be a big week for the Drear Leader. It started at the Conservative Party's spring conference. This is a chance for the PM to give a speech that the news media will put at the top of their bulletins and on the front pages of their papers, unless something more important comes up, like the commencement of all-out thermonuclear war, or Justin Bieber gets a haircut.

Ken Loach Reminds Us What the Labour Party Used to Be and What It Isn't Today

John Wight | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
John Wight

Ken Loach provides us with a timely reminder of a period in history when the needs and hopes of the British working class were the guiding light of government policy, resulting in the radical transformation of society and an economic recovery the like of which is desperately needed today.

Kurdistan Region, Iraq Freedom of Speech

Laween Atroshi | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Politics
Laween Atroshi

It is not a secret, anymore, the torment and suffering the Kurdish population have endured under nationalistic and fascist regimes. It is painful enough to be tortured under inhumane methods, but to be a victim of ethnical cleansing is another level of intense suffering.

Revealed: The Story Behind Winston Churchill’s Iconic Bulldog Scowl

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Politics

Famously gruff and tenacious, Prime Minister Winston Churchill earned a deserved reputation as the ‘British Bulldog.’ The cigar-chomping, hard-...

Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech: Still Relevant, 67 Years On

Philip White | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Politics
Philip White

This week marks the 67th anniversary of Winston Churchill's 'Iron Curtain' address (actually named 'The Sinews of Peace'), which he called "the most important speech of my career". And he'd given one or two of those.

Kurdish Genocide E-Petition Vs British Parliament

Laween Atroshi | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Politics
Laween Atroshi

It is no secret that Kurdistan has become wealthy, and that they are developing rapidly with a modern outlook on life. However, this does not mean that the Kurds must neglect their past, and not seek justice for the crimes that were committed against them under the Ba'aath party regime.

Winston Churchill Banned From Nottingham City Centre

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK

Winston Churchill, a thief with the same name as the legendary British politician, has been banned from all shops in a city centre after being convict...

Letter To Winston Churchill Contains First 'OMG'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Tech

The first use of the text speak phrase OMG ('oh my God') has been discovered - in a letter to Sir Winston Churchill. A letter published by the US L...

Bowling With George Best and Politics With Jayne Mansfield

James Payne | Posted 09.01.2013 | Home
James Payne

Neil Libbert is a photojournalist whose career spans 55 years. He has taken images of some of the worlds most famous people from George Best when he was nineteen to Winston Churchill at 88 years old.

'All My Life I Have Been Ridiculed, Abused & Bullied': Parents Publish Son's Suicide Note Online

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The parents of a 20-year-old man who killed himself have published his suicide note online to highlight the bullying he endured. Tim Ribberink, wh...

A Better Boris: How the Mayor of London Proved His 10 Downing Street Potential Through Speechcraft at the Conservative Party Conference

Philip White | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Politics
Philip White

Despite Cameron exceeding expectations at the podium, he was upstaged by a man who might one day take his place (though of course, he won't overtly admit this): Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

For Sale: Winston Churchill's Chair

PA | Posted 17.11.2012 | Home

Could this be Sir Winston Churchill's personal railway seat? The old and tatty chair is believed to be the seat which Sir Winston used in his perso...

Three Political Families Who Shaped The Twentieth Century

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK

They might not have the personal drama of the Kennedys or the soap-opera scandals of the Clintons but Britain's political history is littered with fam...

Media Studies Or Classics? It's a No Brainer

Hilary Robinson | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Hilary Robinson

Shakespeare once said "the education of circumstance is superior to that of tuition" and so when I am asked, as if often the case, about the perception and relevance of media studies compared with traditional subjects, I remain ambivalent.

Nazi 'Death By Chocolate' Plot Against Churchill

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar and Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK

A 1943 scheme by Nazi Germany to assassinate Winston Churchill through an explosive bar of chocolate has been uncovered nearly 70 years later in a sec...

Happy Fourth Of July! 40 Funny Quotes About America

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Comedy

Happy Independence Day, American friends! And just to prove that there's no hard feelings, we'd like to help you celebrate in true British style. Name...