18 JUNE 1994, Page 28

Flower-pot men

Sir: If Mr Blair of the Labour Party were to obtain ultimate success as a result of the mis- sion upon which he has just embarked, there is a possibility that Great Britain could have a prime minister named Tony. Tony!

Anthony (as in Eden) is fine, as is Harold (M. or W.), Stanley, Clement — even John. Or George as in Washington or Bush, or Franklin.

That an important section of the western world could be 'led' by Bill and Tony does not inspire. What lack of dignity!

Flower-pot men indeed!

David de Pinna

19 Second Avenue, London SW14