SIR: The recent fierce dispute over the defacing of the Churchill statue in Parliament Square reminded me of the more measured judgment offered by Roy Jenkins in his brilliant biography.

When he and I discussed it at the Winchester Festival he said: “I wanted to write a life of Churchill because I thought he was one of our greatest Prime Ministers. By the time I had completed it I came to the conclusion that he was our greatest Prime Minister.”

It is hard to disagree once you have read his magnum opus thoroughly.

John Miller,

Alresford Road,

Bishop’s Sutton