Boris Johnson: John McDonnell should be 'utterly ashamed' of calling Winston

Labour shadow Chancellor should be “utterly ashamed” of calling Winston Churchill a “villain” and must withdraw them immediately, Boris Johnson has said.

The former foreign secretary – who has written an acclaimed biography of the wartime leader – said Mr McDonnell was ignoring history in making his judgement.

Mr McDonnell was asked last night at an event run by the Politico website: “Winston Churchill – hero or villain?” He replied: “Tonypandy. Villain.”

Last night Boris Johnson MP, Churchill’s biographer, told the Telegraph: “Winston Churchill saved this country and the whole of Europe from a barbaric fascist and racist tyranny and our debt to him is incalculable.

“If John McDonnell had the…