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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