CharlesB said:Here's some great Churchill...
Among the most effective tools in Churchill's rhetorical arsenal were his wit and sarcasm. In his multi-volume biography William Manchester recalls some of the most incisive of Churchill's encounters. Lady Astor, the American-born socialite and first female Member of Parliament got so exasperated at a dinner party one night that she told him: "Winston, if I were your wife I'd poison your soup." He replied, "Nancy, if I were your husband I'd drink it."
But perhaps it was Clement Attlee, the man who defeated him in the elections of 1945 and whose ego was large enough to enjoy the jabs, who endured some of Churchill's most infamous digs. He called Attlee "a sheep in sheep's clothing," and "a modest man with much to be modest about."
Labor Party policy after World War II led to the government taking over major sections of British industry. Churchill despised this scheme of nationalization and made it clear one day when he met Attlee in the House of Common's men's room. Attlee arrived first. When Churchill arrived, he stood as far away from him as possible. Attlee said, "Feeling standoffish today, are we, Winston?" Churchill said: "That's right. Every time you see something big, you want to nationalize it." Winston Churchill, Statesman and Wit.