20 JANUARY

WINSTON CHURCHILL SUGGESTS ‘KEEP ENGLAND WHITE’ AS AN ELECTION SLOGAN

Winston Churchill. c. 1954-
Public domain via Levan Ramishvili and Flickr.

[ 20 January 1955 ]

On 20 January 1955, Defence Minister Harold Macmillan noted that at a Cabinet meeting there had been ‘more discussions about the West Indian immigrants. A bill is being drafted but it is not an easy problem. P.M. (Winston Churchill) thinks ‘Keep England White’ a good slogan’ for the next general election. 1

FOOTNOTE

  1. Peter Catterall (Editor), Harold Macmillan, The Macmillan Diaries, Pan Macmillan, 2014.

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