1 MARCH 1930, Page 18

[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] Sirt,—I have in despair

joined the Beaverbrook Party, because I am a Conservative and Mr. Baldwin is not. Here are my reasons : j1) Home Rule fen India without consulting colleagues ; (2) Votes for flappers regardless of safeguards and responsible qualifications ; (3) Two.Prayer Books for one. Church ; (4) Trying to get rid since 1927 of our best pro-consul; Lord Lloyd, in Egypt ; (5) Increase of widows' pensions ; (6) Failure to represent England's financial position at the Hague Conference ; (7) Hesitating between Free Trade and Protection after declaring that " in my opinion Protection is the sole cure for present unemployment." After this, are the Conservatives honest or in earnest ? What are they ? Where are they ? Who are they ? In despair I, who abhor the Beaverbrook-Rothermere Press and never see one line of it, have joined the new party. Human nature will out !-