6 FEBRUARY 1948, Page 5

I approached this paragraph in a spirit of deep concern.

Someone had told me that my valued and respected colleague Harold Nicolson had used the term " blue print " wrong. That, fortunately, is only half true. What Mr. Nicolson did was to quote Mr. Bevin (I admit with some, endorsement) as saying " it was easier to draw up a blue print for Western Europe than to work out the practical details for such a scheme." Actually it couldn't be easier because practical details are precisely what a blue print contains. So at least it is submitted, and I cannot gainsay it. Awns.