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The Prime Minister of Britain, Boris Johnson interceded for the head of the British government of Winston Churchill, who held the post in 1940-1945 and 1951-1955. Monument policy was attacked by vandals, convict him of racism. About this, Johnson wrote in a column for The Telegraph.
British Prime Minister urged not to engage in rewriting history. “Modern Britain is the product of a large set of ideas and beliefs, not all of which seem good in the current realities. Yes, Churchill was a supporter of a variety of views over his impressive career. As often happens, over time has varied, in General, and he himself,” explained Johnson. He recalled that Churchill changed his view on the independence of India, he also built in the 1940s, the Central mosque of London, despite his words about Islam in the late nineteenth century.
The politician drew attention to the injustice of the charges against Churchill that “one stood against the racist tyranny, able to overwhelm the country and the rest of Europe, if not resistance on his part”. “He was a hero, and, presumably, I’m not the only one who says what will happen with each breath to resist all attempts to remove the statue from Parliament square”, — he said.
The head of government announced the creation of the intergovernmental Commission, which will consider all aspects of inequality in employment, education, medical field or any other. “Let’s fight racism, but let’s leave our legacy for the most part alone. If we want to change the situation, the country has democratic means — through, by the way, Winston Churchill,” concluded Johnson.
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