Motoring Defence League

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Sir,

I was grieved to hear on Radio Newsreel this evening that the membership of the League was now a mere three thousand.

Does this figure prove the apathy of present-day society and the cult of “I’m all right Jack” or does it point to the fact that Motor Sport is purchased only for its advertisements and its attitude towards British products? So much for largest circulation!

So far, my attempts to persuade others of the value of such an organisation have failed and I still have some ten application forms in my brief case.

I am also considered mad because I immediately paid over subscriptions for my wife and self not because I had money to throw away but because I enjoy my driving and thought, rather foolishly, that others did too.

Incidentally, I would like to know just how many owners of the super beetle dug into their pockets.

Peter M. Hughes.
Huddersfield.

[I was the first “madman,” for I am Associate Member No. 1, and the fact that only 2,998 others were prepared to sacrifice four gallons of petrol to unite themselves with you and I, does not surprise me. Apathy is the curse of the present-day society and all the “I’m all right Jacks,” whilst screaming about injustice, when the first attempts to enforce the laws already passed are put into operation, will find themselves too late to take action. The League, well-founded, well equipped, will be as dead as a “dodo” and 99% of motorists will then be getting what they deserve. Unfortunately the 1% will have to suffer too—don’t forget “they” will never really be satisfied until the day of fulfilment of the slogan—IF IT GOES, STOP IT—IF IT STOPS, FINE IT. I am told the League has no record of members’ vehicles but I do know that SAAB is in the lead.—Proprietor.]