Winston Churchill is back in the media spotlight. First off, I encourage everyone to try to get to a screening of the documentary Winston Churchill: Walking With Destiny, narrated by Ben Kingsley and edited by long-time disinformation collaborator Nimrod Erez. The film examines why Churchill’s legacy continues to be relevant in the 21st Century and explores why his leadership remains inspirational to current day political leaders and diplomats.

More controversially, BBC News‘s Ian Shoesmith and Jon Kelly drag Churchill through the mud of a decades old conspiracy theory suggesting that he sacrificed the people of the city of Coventry in England’s midlands:

It’s 70 years since Germany launched one of the most devastating bombing raids of World War II, on Coventry. But did Winston Churchill have prior warning of the attack?…

It’s been decades since Britain saw the kind of violent student protests witnessed in London yesterday. As the UK and other European nations with budget deficits that can’t be sustained any longer institute austerity measures such as the reduction in higher learning subsidies that the students are protesting, it’s likely that we can expect more protests. Back to the ’70s?

A true British eccentric, or is he barking mad? From ABC News:

If anyone visiting Prince Charles’ home had opened the right door at just the right time, they may have been greeted with an unusual sight: the Prince of Wales laying face flat on the floor, eyes closed and ears perked in concentration.

He was, of course, trying to eavesdrop on some of the 30,000 annual tourists…

It’s certainly quite a sea change in media coverage of climate change issues in the UK! From the Daily Express: The world’s leading climate change body has been accused of losing credibility…

Lightning Hits Tree

A 13-year-old boy was struck by lightning — at 13:13 hours on Friday the 13th, according to reports. The teen was watching an air show at Lowestoft, England, when he was struck and was later treated for burns to his shoulder, the UK’s Mirror newspaper said. He is expected to fully recover.

Rex Clarke, leader of the St. John Ambulance team that treated the child, described what happened. “Suddenly there was this huge crack of lightning really close to the seafront and really loud thunder,” he told the Mirror. “Seconds later we got a call someone had been hit. The boy was breathing and was conscious.”

“He had a minor burn to his shoulder and was taken to hospital as a precaution. It could have been a lot worse,” he said, adding: “It’s all a bit strange that he was 13, and it happened at 13:13 on Friday the 13th.”