23 DECEMBER 1972, Page 31

Into Europe

Sir: If a casual reader may voice an opinion, I should like to endorse Mr Partridge's remarks (December 2). Who, listening to Mr John Davies's statement of his "passionate commitment" to Europe (in a BBC interview), could doubt that this was " emotional " rather than "logical " — yet none the worse for so being? Winston Churchill's decision to fight on in 1940 was surely " emotional " more than " logical ". How many people today, including the editor of the Times, would prefer him to have chosen logic?

Further to Mrs Mew's question, one might ask whether Mr Heath knows what the Prime Minister meant?

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