15 OCTOBER 1954, Page 6

The Voice of Experience .

The much-discussed politician had been under discussion. ' And what,' someone rather naively asked, ' do you think about his future ? '

The Great Man cocked an eye, took a draught of Moselle and assembled his thoughts. ' Politics,' he said mildly, in the voice which almost everyone thinks he can mimic, ' is not the art of making enemies.' The talk turned to other things.