SIR,-What does Mr. McLachlan mean when he dismisses a moral issue as a "red herring"?
The question of the compulsory mass dosing of the people of Britain by treating their drinking water with fluorides, is entirely a moral issue. It is as immoral to dose an unwilling person with fluorides as it would be to remove their tonsils, and any effect it may have is entirely beside the point. If Mr. McLachlan cannot differentiate between making vitamins available, as did the war-time government, and forcing people to take medicine against their will, then he is incompetent to discuss the
matter. Aldan Mackey, Editor, The Defendant.