14 OCTOBER 1938, Page 21

[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR] SIR,—I have, taken in

and read The Spectator for many years, but after your issue of September 24th I hope never to do so again. Anything more unfair, more mean or more completely narrow-minded and ignorant it would be impossible to imagine. God help this country if it ever fell into the hands of the men whom you and the New Statesman single out as repre- senting British public opinion. Fortunately, however, I think most people treat them with the contempt they deserve. There is only one practical use for papers such as these.—