Winston Churchill Quotes

On no one country, on no one region, on no one route … must we depend for our oil supply.

 
Context
Churchill had made the very bold decision of shifting the British Navy to oil from coal as a primary fuel. Britain had an abundance of coal and no oil. So this was the first declaration of a policy to produce Energy Security.
Citations

Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister (Conservative), 1913

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Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
  • Born: November 30, 1874
  • Died: January 24, 1965
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Statesman

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill KG OM CH TD DL FRS RA was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Britain to victory in Europe in the Second World War. Churchill represented five constituencies during his career as Member of Parliament (MP). Ideologically an economic liberal and British imperialist, for most of his parliamentary career he was a member of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, but for twenty years from 1904 he was a prominent member of the Liberal Party.