Letter: Michael Portillo's 'off-the-cuff' remarks on education standards abroad

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The Independent Online
Sir: James Fenton's fascinating study of Michael Portillo (7 February) omits one point which should be the concern of all politicians: was it not Sigmund Freud who claimed that slips of the tongue in off-the-cuff speeches reveal more clearly what we really believe than speeches consciously drafted with a quite different intention?

Yours faithfully,


Tenterden, Kent

7 February