Most of the rest of the people listed present and past seem worth celebrating.
I’m exchanging that cunt for a 4 pack of red stripe right now!
He’s our greatest insurance guy of all time you twat!
Because he singlehandedly won World War 2 without any external help whatsoever by kicking Jerry square in the pants, you cowardly Remoaner!
Because we’d all be Nazis if it wasn’t for Winston! Something something boer war genocide
Because of Operation Legacy, I guess.
Because of a good ol’ dose of populism. Apparently the ‘Greatest Briton ever’, if you believe the BBC’s survey from a few years back.
I don’t know why I said this, he just wasn’t very good.
Think blindly aggrandising the man despite his actions in places like Gallipoli reflects our ongoing baseless nationalism and militarism though tbf
so he gets a pass for not being the worst person of his era?
Well yes, quite, but don’t you think it’s quite pertinent we keep celebrating over and over again the one moral victory Britain’s ever had in a time when we’re continually actively contributing to global instability? Because I don’t think it’s by mistake.
wow just wiki’d this, had no idea but it’s really not that surprising.
Yeah, it’s pretty awful, when all’s said and done.
I don’t really know much about him tbh
Are you alright, Bammers? Can we help at all?
according to the bank of England we’ve had the following:
Matthew Boulton and James Watt
Charles Dickens (writer)
Sir Edward Elgar (composer)
Michael Faraday (scientist)
Sir John Houblon (first Governor of the Bank of England)
Sir Isaac Newton (scientist)
Florence Nightingale (nursing)
William Shakespeare (poet/playwright)
George Stephenson (engineer)
1st Duke of Wellington (general/statesman)
Sir Christopher Wren (architect)
Elizabeth Fry (Philanthropist)
mostly good eggs
He was a racist drunk who cared very little for the lives of those he commanded or fought against but happened to have also been part of a coalition of countries standing up to the most ridiculously evil man in history and so seems nice by comparison.