14 NOVEMBER 1970, Page 20

Disreputable Spectator

Sir: Though I appreciate the new broom appearance of the SPECTATOR under its new Editor, I must pro- test against the tasteless trivialities of the Spectator's contribution.

If we want it we can learn about the boorishness at private functions of distinguished ex-ministers, and the inter-marital exchanges which sometimes occur in such circles, by reading less reputable periodicals. Leslie Gardner 36 New Street, Henley on Thames, Oxon