"You find this interpretation too extreme?"
No, in fact it is a model of precision.
If the article wasn't written before Churchill got famous I would swear Jamie was talking about him.
It's like Chris Rock says. If you make $14 million a year and your wife wants half, it's no problem because you still have $7 million left, but if you make $30 thousand a year and your wife wants half it's time to kill the witch.