12 MAY 1923, Page 1

We have not space to summarize M. Poincare's Note to

Germany, but we may say that his principal objections were those which we mentioned last week and which, of -course, are familiar. On Tuesday important state- Menti describing the British attitude were made by Lord Curzon in the House of Lordi and Mr. Baldwin in the House of Commons. Both expressed grave regret at the unnecessary haste with which France had acted and by which she had rejected another opportunity " of testifying," in Lord Curzon's words, " by a joint communication to the solidarity of the Entente." Every- thing else which was said by Lord Curzon and by Mr. Baldwin was an elaboration of this point. Reparations concerned all the Powers and not only France and Belgium. Moreover, the German offer had been a direct response to a British suggestion—namely, Lord Curzon's speech of a fortnight ago.