EGYPT: Flat Defy

The British Empire has maintained its intervention policy in Egypt for 45 years—to protect the Suez Canal, chief artery of British trade.

Last week Egyptian public opinion continued hostile to the new treaty proposed by Great Britain which would confirm while slightly relaxing her intervention (TIME, March 12). As a result no Cabinet could be formed to succeed that of Sarwat Pasha who tendered his resignation last fortnight.

The situation was one calling for a British statement to clear the air. This British Foreign Secretary Sir Austen Chamberlain provided, by issuing a White...

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