Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Platform

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Platform is a letter written by Arthur Conan Doyle first published in the Border Advertiser, Galashiels, on 5 september 1905.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Platform

Sir, — My attention has been called to a note in your issue of the 29th ult., in which surprise is expressed that a gentleman of Socialistic views, who is a Home Ruler, should address an audience on my behalf. I hope that the incident will emphasise the fact, which I have frequently asserted, that this election will, so far as I can make it so, not be a matter of Tory, Radical, or Socialist, but will be a contest between those who wish to improve the conditions of British trade and those who desire to leave them as they are. All other subjects are secondary to this, and all minor differences may be sunk in pursuit of the one main object. The presence upon my platform of such gentlemen as Professor Robertson Watson, Mr. Samuel Storey, and others will show how an economic question can cut across the lines of ordinary political strife.

Yours faithfully,

Undershaw, Hindhead, Haslemere, September 2nd 1905.