from Mr J.R. Lucas, FBA

Lambrook House,

East Lambrook,

Somerset,

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telephone 01 460 240413 Station: Crewkerne OS grid reference: ST 433188

E-mail: john.lucas@merton.ox.ac.uk WWW site http://users.ox.ac.uk/~jrlucas

December 13th, 2014

Sir,

Mr Powell was not a racist. I was present at a reception in the London School of Economics attended by academics, politicians and journalists being given a glass of wine as we entered by an Afro-Caribbean waitress. Enoch Powell did not just take a glass and pass on; he---and only he---stopped to talk to her as a person. Your leader may express disagreement with his politics, but is quite wrong to traduce him as a racist.

J.R. Lucas