4 APRIL 1958, Page 16

SIR,—Miss Honor Balfour is interesting and ingenious (as always) in

comparing the reburgeoning of the Liberal Party with the war-time revolt against elec- toral truce. For the moment she shook me.

What she has overlooked is that the runaway suc- cesses during the war were in straight fights. Liberals have fought back to a position of strength in a merciless war on two fronts.

In straight fights, against anybody, the Liberal Party at present would be so voracious and invul- nerable as to be a menace.—Yours faithfully, REGINALD A. SMI111 Editor The Liberal News, 58 Victoria Street, SWI