'POLICIES OF "FREEZE" '

The Times – 12 February 1986

According to Dr William Howard (February 4), the 'Freeze' campaign, of which he is national co-ordinator, is not

"a front or stalking horse for CND",

as suggested by Bernard Levin (January 5).

This claim would carry more weight, however, had Dr Howard himself not been first the CND's full-time 'financial strategy co-ordinator' and then the editor of the CND activists' journal, Campaign!, before stepping across to run the 'Freeze' organisation.

As the CND's treasurer at the time, Mr Mick Elliott, stated in Tribune on October 28, 1983:

"This is not a change of line. A freeze would only be a stage on the road to unilateral nuclear disarmament."

I quite agree.

Dr JULIAN LEWIS
The Athenaeum
London SW1