Churchill was clinging on to a fading past on that one I’m afraid. If Churchill had had his way, The British Empire would have disintegrated violently, as the French one did. Britain was exhausted financially and psychologically from the strain of the war, and its colonial subjects where restive, and in many cases, experienced combat veterans.
If Atlee had not granted India its independence, Britain would have faced a bloody, expensive and ultimately humiliating defeat at the hands of a rebellious Indian population.
This might not have been the case if Churchill had not insisted in prosecuting a war which was not in Britain’s interests to fight, but there you go.
Which war would that be?