11 NOVEMBER 1995, Page 38

Clark's danger

Sir: How comely it is and how reviving to discover Alan Clark again in your columns. His limpid prose and unveiled insults soothe and threaten by turns.

His early reappearance in ministerial ranks would be equally welcome. What bet- ter antidote for accidie?

David Steel

The Old Vicarage, Hillesden, Buckingham