22 MARCH 1997, Page 33

Sir: Edward Heath quite possibly adduced compelling arguments to prove

himself right and Bruce Anderson wrong but I, and Probably many others, never bothered to read them. We all stopped at that dismal phrase, beloved of the pompous, that the article had been 'brought to my attention'. This is code for, am of course much too grand to read your dreadful rag myself.' Who cares what his reading preferences are? They can be Little Noddy for all the Public cares and if The Spectator is so beneath his dignity why bother to write to it? Pompous fools are a pain. David Foster

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