28 JUNE 1963, Page 11


SIR,—Much as one may admire Mr. Dingle. Foot's loyalty to the man who so disastrously split his former party. The Decline and Fall of Lloyd George (p. 163) is quite explicit on Lloyd George's manipula- tion of the Chanak crisis: Bombs and guns. marching soldiers and ships of . war had taken the place of his programme of conferences and collaboration with former foes. . . . The Conservative Party and their Coalition allies would he united at last. United in a war effort which always brought an unbroken front in the Government. in the House of Commons and in the country...

Lord Beaverbrook should know. He was around in a way that no one else was when the Coalition broke up. Mr. Foot wasn't.

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