MGR BKRa sui ac: e. dKreony Kent has h as complained to the Press Council about an article published in last Wednesday's Times which he claims made false allegations coneel ning CND.
The article, by the celebrated columnist Bernard Levin, was in response to a letter from Mgr Kent published in the Times on March 9 which called on Mr Levin "in the interests of justice and truth" to name some of the people who, the writer alleged in an earlier article, see in CND the best hope of turning this country into part of the Soviet Empire.
Entitled An Apology and Retraction the second article is far from that. Cryptically, Mr Levin reaffirms his contention that certain members of CND wish to see Britain incorporated into the Soviet Empire.
Mgr Kent's decision to take the matter to the Press Council follows correspondence with the editor of the Times that "was far from satisfactory", said the outgoing General-Secretary of CND.
"I am now so used to this kind of thing, I refuse to get excited," Mgr Kent told the Catholic. Herald. "All I can say is that Bernard Levin has really shown himself up."
"I am constantly amazed at the paranoia that exists in this country over the financing of CND," he said. "CND's affairs have always been totally open. Allegations concerning Soviet funding are pure fantasy."
CND's•Cieneral Secretary has offered a reward of £500 to any person who manages to produce evidence of Soviet funding. As yet there have been no takers.