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January 4, 2008

Philip Cowley pronounced himself shocked that in a poll of 300 members of the Political Studies Association 3 per cent could consider former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy the best Prime Minister we never had because of his reported drink problem (Opinion, December 14).

He should perhaps remember that our greatest wartime Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, was known for his legendary consumption of alcohol.

Alan Gibbs
Manchester University.

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