23 FEBRUARY 1940, Page 6

" Like Oliver Cromwell, we would prefer our portrait to

be painted warts and all." So the Evening Standard leader- writer on Wednesday. Why not? No reason. Every reason why. For the Evening Standard leader-writer is a son of Mr. Isaac Foot, who is said to be unable to make a public speech without quoting the great Protector. Mr. Michael Foot, incidentally, had the distinction of having his Monday leader in the Standard reprinted in Tuesday's Daily Express. Only Lord Beaverbrook himself orders that kind of thing.