Sir Winston Churchill would have struggled in the spotlight of social media

Great leaders like Sir Winston Churchill would struggle in the devastating spotlight of social media today, his grandson has said.

Sir Nicholas Soames MP recalled Sir Winston as a beloved grandfather and a human being with flaws, as well as the inspirational leader, speaker and statesman who led Britain to victory in the Second World War.

The difficulty would be that Sir Winston, a former Conservative Prime Minister, excelled at a time which contrasts sharply to today’s instant media-fuelled, hi-tech, digital world.

“It was a different life,” he told the Brighton College education conference.

Asked “why aren’t there any more Churchills?” Sir Nicholas said: “Social media can destroy people overnight. Anyone who is brave enough now to pop their heads above the balcony would find it pretty hard going.”

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