50 years after funeral, Churchill towers over UK politicians

January 30, 2015 3:43 PM

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LONDON (AP) — Fifty years after Winston Churchill's funeral, British politicians paid tribute Friday to the wartime leader — and tried to energize their election campaigns with a little of the Churchill magic.

Prime Minister David Cameron — facing pressure from Euroskeptics to chart a more isolationist path — hailed a statesmen whom he said knew Britain was "not just a place on the map but a force in the world, with a destiny to shape events and a duty to stand up for freedom."

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