24 OCTOBER 1958, Page 21

SIR,—Your correspondent Taper has done a service in describing in

some detail the incidents at Black- pool. To read it in conjunction with the letter of Lord Hailsham in The Times, with its tone of a blustering schoolmaster trying to defend the beating- up of a village idiot by the school prefects, is to be confirmed in that jaundiced view of present-day politics and politicians which so many of us share with Taper.

Faute de ',deux, I vote Conservative, but my allegiance is frail, and that sort of behaviour is liable, illogically but none the less truly, to blow it all away.—Yours faithfully, 55 "Addison Road, W14