10 JUNE 1911, Page 1

We should be the last to ignore the just claims

of Spain in regard to that part of Morocco in which she already has her settlements, and to which she is the nearest neighbour, but we are sure that no good friend of Spain can wish to see her entangled in the Morocco imbroglio, with the consequent risk not only of quarrelling with France, but of involving herself in great financial embarrassments. What is wanted is to avoid a scramble by doing what the French are now doing—that is, endeavouring to put the native Government upon a firmer basis. No one, we venture to say, is going to get any great advantage out of Morocco. France, as Morocco's land neighbour, is bound to prevent anarchy so close to her borders, but the task, if necessary, is pretty sure to prove thankless and expensive.