This was all bunkum. It was based on no conversation with any of the seven people in a position to know the truth. There was no such division. The committee was unanimous in its recommendation of Andrew Jaspan to the Trust. But your reporter's invention has one small merit. It is salutary for a political journalist to be, for once, inside rather than outside a story, and thereby to understand more readily the irritation of politicians who are regularly the victim of similar presumptions.
Yours sincerely, Hugo Young Chairman, The Scott Trust The Guardian London, EC1
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