25 OCTOBER 1940, Page 5

Mr. J. B. Priestley fully deserves the rest he is

taking from his Sunday night postscripts, and he is very wise to take it. No man can keep on indefinitely with this exacting type of work, and Mr. Priestley has been doing a large amount of transatlantic broadcasts at the same time. In these postscripts he has done an invaluable piece of work. No man except the Prime Minister has so directly and effectively appealed to the common man in Britain, talked sounder sense or sounded a more virile and inspiring note. Such service merits ungrudging recognition.

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