26 JULY 1940, Page 14

Sne,—As a Conservative who has not met other Conservatives of

the type mentioned by the Misses Oram in their letter, and as one who dislikes vague rhetoric and unsubstantiated accusations, I should be grateful if they would state exactly which " principles " have been "betrayed" by the Conservative Party in the House and on which occasions. The Conservatives of my acquaintance retain a great respect and affection for Mr. Chamberlain, even if they do not coo. sider that his judgement was invariably right, and they will not easily be led to accept the expression "betrayals of principk ' with reference either to his conduct or his Foreign Secretary's.—Yours faithfully, 61 Kingsgate Street, Winchester. F. C. MALLETI.