Scotsman cartoon: Winston Churchill and inequality

Illustration: Brian Adcock
Illustration: Brian Adcock
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Winston Churchill was remembered as “a great leader and a great Briton” at events to mark 50 years since the former prime minister’s state funeral.

Seventy-five years since his “finest hour” in leading the fight against fascism in the Second World War, his descendants travelled the Thames on the boat that carried the great statesman’s coffin in 1965.

And the three main party leaders - none of whom were born when the nation turned out in vast numbers to mourn Churchill’s death - laid wreaths at his Commons statue.

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