Letter: A Prime Minister fortified by the unloved and unfit

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SURELY John Major's strongest card for the post of Prime Minister is his unusual historical position? Around him stand the unadmired Norman Lamont, the unloved Michael Heseltine, the unappealing Michael Howard, the honourable Douglas Hurd, who will not stand for Number 10, and the unsparkling John MacGregor. Was ever a Prime Minister so fortified by the absence of an eligible heir?

Alan Bishop