6 MAY 1972, Page 26

Jenkins v. Powell

Sir: The chickens of Harold Wilson's political somersaults have come home to roost. His squalid opportunism — especially on the Common Market issue — has descredited both himself and the Labour party. He would make a deal with the Devil himself if he could get back to No 10. He must rival Ramsay MacDonald as the worst and most devious of all Labour Prime Ministers. Ray Gunter was the first to recognise Wilson as a ' con ' man and have the courage to refuse to serve any longer under him. Now Roy Jenkins and others have kept their self-respect and shown their courage and integrity by resigning.