By Monty Pelerin One of the more popular posts I put up was on paraprosdokians. The first is a figure of speech and the second an intriguing variation of the first.
Written by Attlee himself, it should give a true representation of his character as it was not intended to be published. Therefore he had no need to pretend to be something he was not. Within the letter he patronisingly points out where Churchill is not doing his job properly with many a snide remark.
It can be taken from this that he is a humble and appreciative man. Despite being written in a Labour magazine -the party of Attlee- the article does little to praise him. This in itself could supply evidence that Attlee did not do much as even his colleagues did not think much of him.
Yet if this is the case the article may not be very reliable as the author has his own perception of Attlee that would be portrayed in it.
Compared to the primary source of G, source H cannot be held with as much validity as it did not come first hand from Clement Attlee. The cartoon depicts his fellow colleagues not taking him seriously that could infer he had not done anything to make them do so.
Being that was in a highly read paper it had to reflect the opinions of people at the time. However as I did not come directly from Attlee it does not hold much validity because its creator was an opponent of his therefore it can be assumed that they created it to paint a negative picture of Attlee rather than a truthful one.
Choose Type of service.Winston Churchill once said of Clement Attlee that he was ‘a modest little man with much to be modest about. ’ Contrary to this quote by one of his critics, the letter in source G displays Attlee in less than a modest way.
Written by Attlee himself, it should give a true representation of his character as it was not intended to be published. Author Title Publisher; Carter, John and Jacqueline Smith: Give and take - scenes from the history of Christ?s Hospital, Abingdon, - Privately published.
Solidarity's account and analysis of the "socialist" Labour government's war against dockworkers. Attlee is a modest little man with plenty to be modest about.” Churchill did say something along these lines, though in one form or another that too is an ancient insult. A “sheep in sheep’s clothing” was also attributed to Churchill, though in fact it was Malcolm Muggeridge who said it.
Was Clement Attlee a better prime minister than Winston Churchill?
This was a topic discussed several times in the Alport household because my father and I both went to Haileybury College, as had Clement Attlee. His great colleague and rival, Winston Churchill, once joked that Attlee was 'a modest man, but then he has so much to be modest about'.
But Churchill later regretted being so .