Letter: The gospel according to Enoch Powell

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Sir: It will be interesting to see if Enoch Powell (report, 17 August) deals in his forthcoming book with some words of the Roman historian Tacitus. My education in the classics at Shrewsbury School obliged me to commit to memory:

. . . one Christus, who in the reign of Tiberius had been condemned to death by the procurator Pontius Pilate.

I do not think that leaves much room for a lapidation.

Yours faithfully,


Morecambe, Lancashire