1 JANUARY 1927, Page 20


[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR,—As a reader of the Spectator, and generally an apprecia- tive one, for at least twenty-five years, and one who from time to time has found himself severely critical of Mr. Lloyd George, I want none the less to say that what amounts to a vendetta against him at the present time is deplorable.

Lord Grey's attack is untrue in substance and wrong in spirit, and I am surprised that you fail to recognize this. Believe me, it is neither for the sake of political convenience nor for want of honest appreciation of things as they are that the conviction grows amongst genuine Liberals that Mr. Lloyd George is the man the nation still needs. And despite the desperate efforts made to spread the impression throughout the electorate that he is " irresponsible and opportunist to the point of political indecency " he is gathering to himself more and more the backing of those who desire to see justice done to the ordinary man, alike in the great centres of population and the countryside.—I am, Sir, &c.,


Wesleyan Methodist Church, East Anglia District.