Private notes kept by Churchill’s doctor reveal how the prime minister’s work and character declined under the strain of war.
The previously confidential records reveal a leader whose work deteriorated and whose character suffered because of “years of stress” that left him with “an intolerance of criticism and bad temper”.
Churchill’s decline was exacerbated because he “never nursed his physique” and failed to “listen to advice”, according to Lord Moran, his personal doctor for 25 years.
Just think what he could have achieved if he had eaten his five a day and laid off the baccy and booze. Can you imagine him in lycra grinning like a loon as he cycled to Parliament. Thank goodness today's leaders listen to their quacks and aren't like him.