Why - why? - does The Guardian persist in publishing this kind of nonsense?
But this research also suggests that when David Cameron and his ministers sit in the House of Commons and look over at the faces of the opposition they are more likely to experience a sense of threat and disgust than their political rivals do when looking back at them. It is going to be far harder for conservatives to bury the hatchet and cooperate for the good of the country than it is for the exasperated socialists on the other side of the chamber.
It is often alleged, falsely it turns out, that Winston Churchill once said: "If you're not a liberal when you're 25, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative by the time you're 35, you have no brain." As the Churchill Centre notes:
There is no record of anyone hearing Churchill say this. Paul Addison of Edinburgh University makes this comment: "Surely Churchill can't have used the words attributed to him. He'd been a Conservative at 15 and a Liberal at 35!The surprising point, of course, that we may derive from these "Churchill-ian" facts, is that people change. Apparently The Guardian has trouble recognizing that people change their political values over time. I know: its shocking, shocking to discover that people change their minds about things.