4 JUNE 1971, Page 7

Credit where due

Incidentally, I'd hate the public relations firm to get the credit for all the attention paid to the piece. The credit (or blame, as some may think) should be placed firmly and squarely where it belongs: on the shoulders of the editor of the Evening Stan- dard, Mr Charles Wintour, who, wanting a good front page splash for his final editions last Thursday picked out of the old staggers the leading article and hit the newstands, as they say (and the television people) on a thin evening for news with THE QUEEN AND HER TAXES: AN AMAZING ATTACK. The Evening Neu's, I gather, was extremely annoyed that it had missed the sensational potentialities of the piece.