13 JANUARY 1996, Page 25

Sir: Mr Johnson's article on the Prime Min- ister reminded

me of the late John Osborne's Damn You England in its shrill ,silliness but for sheer spite it was in a class of its own: a poor offering from somebody who can claim to have been a serious jour- nalist as well as a worthwhile historian.

L.C. Grand

Lower Amble Farmhouse, Chapel Amble, Wadebridge, Cornwall