Will the right hon. Gentleman reconsider that answer, bearing in mind that during the last election campaign he told the electorate of Slough the benefits that would come to them from joining the EEC, asking them to rely totally on his judgment? Will he now go to Eton—the other side of my constituency—thus ensuring a uniform swing to Labour throughout the constituency, such as we had last time, explaining why he was not prepared to go to the electorate on the question of a mandate over Europe but is prepared to go to the electorate to ask whether the miners have the right to refuse to work overtime?
Whilst I make no value judgment about Eton or any other public school, may I ask my right hon. Friend roundly to assert that the future of the country depends, as its past has depended, upon the defence of excellence against the ceaseless attacks of the the envious, and that the Socialist Party is the eradicator of excellence and the midwife of the second-rate?