1 JANUARY 1965, Page 13

SIR,—I would have thought that in Sir Cyril Osborne's phrase

'a chocolate-coloured mixed Afro- Asian society' the emphasis was on 'mixed Afro- Asian' and not 'chocolate-coloured. What presum- ably he is concerned about is not so much the colour of English society but the Englishness of it.

Just as, as a Scot, I believe that the preservation of Scotland's identity over centuries of bloody conflict against a race not fundamentally different in appearance or culture has benefited mankind, so would the loss of England's identity be a tragedy.

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