World: A Quoodle or a Fink?

And Quoodle here discloses All things that Quoodle can. —G. K. Chesterton

When Britain's Conservative Party Co-Chairman Iain Macleod resigned from the Cabinet last October, he went off to edit the liberal Tory Spectator, and for his nom de plume chose Chesterton's Quoodle. The name proved all too apt. Last week, in the wake of an embarrassing disclosure, many Tories were cursing Quoodle as a fink whose loose tongue was damaging Conservative chances in the forthcoming general election.

In a bitter Spectator article, Macleod charged that Sir Alec Douglas-Home was chosen to...

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