And he thought for a moment before he made his point and reply.To be fair to McDonnell, something he is often not willing to do for others, he was set up by the interviewer who asked him for one-word responses and then fired names at him, one of which was Churchill. As a dyed in the wool communist McDonnell was only going to answer one way - and the interviewer knew that. This is more about getting publicity for the web-blog that set up the interview.
It seems quite a lot of people believe Stephen Lawrences mum is on a par with Churchill because she's made a place for herself in the world off the back of the brutal murder of her son. Now personally I think she's an attention seeker who doesn't deserve any attention or sympathy any more. Churchill on the other hand will always have my admiration and respect.