28 NOVEMBER 1931, Page 14

Letters to the Editor

[In view of the length of many of the letters which we receive, we would remind correspondents that we often cannot give space for long letters and that short ones are generally read with more attention. The length which we consider most suitable is about that of one of our paragraphs on " News of the Week."—Ed. SPECTATOR.] •


[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR,—I was surprised to see, in Lord Cecil's article, an extra- ordinary reference to myself. Lord Cecil says that " the then Aga Khan, if he really did hold such views," &c., &c.

Now I cannot conceive why Lord Cecil should imagine that I may then have held views, but since changed them— or that even then they were not sincerely or firmly held by me.

As a matter of fact, all the views I expressed to Miss Florence Nightingale I have always held, and I referred to them in a modified form in my recent broadcast.

Lord Cecil cannot possibly produce any public declaration of mine to prove that I have gone back on the line of thought I expressed to Miss Florence Nightingale during my interview