In response to Mr McDonnell’s comments, Labour MP Ian Austin posted a picture of the wartime leader on social media.
He tweeted: “Look who takes pride of place on my mantelpiece in Dudley: a real British hero, the greatest ever Briton, the man who motivated Britain to defeat the Nazis and fight not just for our liberty but the world’s freedom.”
Health Secretary Matt Hancock tweeted that Churchill “was one of the greatest ever to have lived”.
Churchill was one of the greatest ever to have lived. Courageous, compassionate & principled. Flawed too, but human enough to admit it. Saved our country, to boot. To say he was a villain says more of the smallness of the speaker than the great manhttps://t.co/T8C7NIAzH9