24 JANUARY 1964, Page 13

StR,—May I say thank you for a courageous article— it

will hearten many of us who were growing cynical about political honesty and sincerity.

I have, in fact, supported the Labour Party and had hoped that my friend Hugh Gaitskell would head it but many of us in universities hope to, have our parties led by the best and to see a standard of political honesty in public life at least as high as we imagined it to be.

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