We desire to be judged only by results
Winston Churchill. House of Commons
February 11th 1943
Winston Churchill's Medals.
It was announced yesterday by Winston Churchill (minor) that he had presented on loan his grandfather's medals to the Imperial War Museum for display at the cabinet war rooms.
What he failed to reveal, was that in doing so he saves himself the fear of being burgled for them - almost certainly the heavy expense of insuring them - and whether or not he has paid the inheritance tax on them*.
Sensible man you say..............until you remember the shameful thing he and the family did when they blackmailed the effete Prime Minister John Major and his Conservative government and the nation to pay him £12,500,000 for the on loan Chartwell papers and for which the family still continue to charge outrageous copyright fees.
There is nothing to stop him or his children doing the same thing again. Likewise with the on loan contents of Chartwell.
_______________________________________________ The Times Newspaper
September 7th 1998
Mr Mark Thomas has accepted a position advising Chancellor Gordon Brown about reforming the tax system to ensure that rich people cannot cheat.
Mr Thomas was invited after his television programme revealed that Nicholas Soames (Churchill's grandson and Conservative MP and former Minister) * avoided paying inheritance tax on family heirlooms he had been left, by listing them as available to public inspection when they were not.
Where are all the many missing majestic jewelled silver and gold boxes,
the superb commemorative cut glass and enamelled plaques and mementos
and the spectacularly bejewelled solid gold and silver sculptural pieces
that were bestowed upon Churchill by foreign Kings and Queens
and the huge number of gifts given in his honour by Governments from all over the world
including many from Arab Royalty and the Emirates - all of which were originally on display
at Chartwell when it first opened and which are now missing?
It was Sir Winston's desire that all of these should be permanently on display at Chartwell.
.________________________ The only people Churchill never forgave were those who,
in the words he so often used:-
"fell beneath the level of events" _______________________
Because of his record Mr W S Churchill's appointment as Chairman of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
is as astonishing as it is improper and he must resign.
The story of the Churchill family and their friends promotion (in 1988) of the West End Musical with 'Winnie' singing in his bath! After three performances it was taken off. It was reputed to have lost £3 million pounds and was described by a Buckingham Palace courtier as "just done for money, money, money . . . . vulgar vulgar vulgar!"
The Churchill family to pay back The Lottery Money.
The High Court (London) proceedings. Who owned the Chartwell Papers?
How safe are the contents of Chartwell?
Copy of correspondence with The National Trust.
Churchill's daughter Mary Soames,
Churchill's grandson Nicholas Soames,
Churchill's grandson Winston Churchill minor.
'Conservative Party sleaze added to the continuing collapse of moral standards in the UK. From 1983 onwards it gathered pace and led to the national uproar caused by the the story of the Churchill family threatening to sell Sir Winston and Lady Churchill's gift to Churchill College of The Chartwell Papers.
Lord Rothschild's letter.
The very sad press chronology of Winston S Churchill Jnr.
Professor Charmley writes: Is there no end to the making of money by the family our of Sir Winston?
Commercial advertising. Cashing in on Churchill. Who authorised this crude example?
Criticisms of the book 'Churchill's Private Letters' selected, edited, and published by his daughter Mary Soames.
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19th February 1997
By Andrew Pierce & Tom Rhodes
WINSTON CHURCHILL who spent most of his life living in the shadow of his glamorous mother Pamela Harriman, was left $10 million (6.2 million pounds) in her will it was disclosed yesterday.
But in the will signed only one month before her death last month Harriman stipulated that he must share the estate with Minnie, his estranged wife.
Harriman, the former US Ambassador to France, was the lover of some of the world's richest men but took a dim view of her son's decision to leave his wife of 31 years for another woman in 1994.
The displeasure of the thrice-married Harriman was underlined by the decision to leave her most valuable asset, Van Gogh's White Roses valued at 50 million pounds to the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
The inheritance comes two years after Mr Churchill 56, received 12.250,000 pounds of National lottery funds to secure his grandfather's papers for the nation although most historians assumed the country already owned them.
It will soften the blow of the collapse of Mr Churchill's political career which appeared absolute yesterday. His constituency, Davyhulme, has disappeared in the boundary changes. Reigate, the last true blue Conservative association to select a candidate for the general election decided not to include the grandson of the war time leader on its 15 list short list. Labour urged Mr Churchill last night to pay back the lottery millions.
Brian Wilson... a front bencher, said: "This confirms that Mr Churchill doesn't exactly need the lottery money. "Perhaps he should examine his conscience."
Harriman's four grandchildren receive $250,000 (I56,000 pounds ) and Lord Digby, her brother, was left $100,000. The two gardeners, the butler, the cook and the chauffeur were bequeathed, as much as $20,000 each in the will. But Janet Howard, a constant companion and personal assistant since 1980 is left without a cent.
Let faith, not appetite, guide our steps. Winston Churchill Political Broadcast
January 21, 1950.
February 19th 1997
Churchill's new fortune from mother's will
THE Tory MP Winston Churchill yesterday received yet another windfall thanks to his impressive lineage after his late mother, Pamela Harriman, left him a multi million dollar fortune in her will.
Mrs Harriman, the former US. ambassador to France who has been-described as one the greatest courtesans of the 20th century, left $10 million (6.2 million pounds) to her only son which he must share with his estranged wife Minnie.
Mr Churchill will not however inherit one of Mrs Harriman's most valuable possessions, a Van Gogh painting said to be worth 50 million pounds which will go to the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
It was the only charitable gift in the will.
Last year Mr Churchill, whose Davyhulme seat was wiped out by boundary changes, received 12.5 million pounds from lottery money following the controversial sale of his grandfather's wartime papers. But his latest millions will prove far more useful than his lottery takings, which his uncle, Peregrine Churchill, who controls the family trust, forbade him from using to fund his divorce settlement.
Mr Churchill is said to need 4.5 million pounds to pay off his wife, Mary "Minnie" D'Erlanger, whom he married in 1964, and set up trust funds for their three children. He would then be free then to move on and marry his "Belgian-born mistress, Luce Danielson.
Mr Churchill, whose former mistress Soraya Khashoggi, the former wife of arms dealer Adnan, and the American socialite Jan Cushing, has yet to find a new constituency.
He could have inherited at least 15 times as much off his late mother had she not squandered her last husband's estate through a string of unwise investments and expensive legal battles with her stepdaughters.
Mr Churchill. the namesake and grandson of Britain's wartime prime minister, was born to Mrs Harriman by her first marriage to Randolph Churchill. After several affairs with the rich and powerful Washington, she married Averell Harriman who died in 1986.
The truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it, ignorance may deride it, malice may distort it, but there it is. Winston Churchill HOUSE OF COMMONS
THE DAILY MAIL
February 20, 1997
By SAM HARRIS
Mrs Churchill and her estranged husband, Tory MP Winston, are to share the bulk of his mother's £ 6.2 million estate. The Inheritance marks the last remnants of a financial empire which dwindled away during her final years.
Just two years ago, her fortune was estimated at more than £40 million - money left by her husband, former New York governor Averell Harriman, who died in 1986. But Mrs Harriman, America's ambassador to France, who died in Paris earlier this month, fought a long legal battle with her husband's children and grandchildren who accused of her of wasting £20 million. Much of the money is said to have gone into bad investments; support for the Democratic party, lavish parties and the upkeep of homes.
Two months ago, Mrs Harriman, 76, drew up her last will and testament and decided that most of what was left would go to the only child from her brief wartime marriage to Winston Churchill's son Randolph.
Although her son and his wife separated two years ago, the will specifically grants them joint ownership of her estates in Virginia Washington and upstate New York, along with Jewels, clothing and furniture. And as parting gestures go, it was a very clever one. From one woman to another, it was a simple sign of genuine affection and regard, but from a mother to a son it was o a gentle rebuke.
She was upset by his decision to divorce Mary, known affectionately as Minnie, after a 32-year marriage which had seen her endure the string of her husband's secret and not-so-secret mistresses.
Mrs Harriman made her disapproval very clear when her son suddenly left his long- suffering wife two years ago for a new love, blonde Chelsea jewellery maker Luce Danielson.
She had always got on well with merchant banker's daughter Minnie and was said to have taken an instant dislike to Belgian-born divorcee Miss Danielson.
Now Minnie, the mother of Mr Churchill's four children, can have the last laugh as he is forced to share his £6.2 million inheritance with her.
For years she maintained a dignified silence and was a constant support to her husband, even though he conducted a string of very public affairs. His mistresses included Soraya Khashoggi, former wife of arms dealer Adnan, who revealed in 1980 that she had enjoyed a secret five-year affair with Churchill.
To add insult to injury, she made her admiration of his lovemaking abilities very public - calling him a 'super lover'.
In 1992, he had a ten-month affair with Jan Cushing, a New York heiress he met at a hall in Venice.
Then came the final insult when he finally left her in March last year for the woman he wants to marry and have by his side at his mother's funeral.
In her will Mrs Harriman also left her four grandchildren - Randolph, 31, Jack, 21, Jennies, 29, and Marina, 28- about £150,000 each. There also bequests to her chauffeur, cook, and two gardeners.
Her most valuable painting, Van Gogh's White- Roses, worth about £50 million, goes to the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
Winston S. Churchill - Sir Winston's grandson - was presented by his mother, Mrs Pamela Harriman with an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree at Westminster College, Fulton.
It is improper that Winston Churchill (Junior) is a trustee of THE WINSTON CHURCHILL MEMORIAL TRUST.
It is improper that with his Aunt, family relatives and their friends (all self appointed and self perpetuating) should control the publicly owned and funded WINSTON CHURCHILL MEMORIAL TRUST.
It is improper that they are able - just by virtue of their parentage - to patronise the public with the public's own money.
By their greed and bad behaviour they taint the Trust.
______________________________________________________________________________________________ The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was funded by the people in honour of Churchill's great achievements. It must now be reformed and become independent of Churchill's relatives.
Let us build wisely, let us build surely, let us build faithfully, let us build for the years that are to come, and so establish here below what we hope to find above - a house of many mansions, where there shall be room for all. Winston Churchill Dundee,