14 OCTOBER 1938, Page 20

[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR]

SIR,—On his return from putting irresistible pressure upon the Czechoslovak Government to accept the Munich agree- ment, Mr. Chamberlain explained to an uneasy House of Commons how much more favourable to the Czechs were the Munich than the Godesberg terms.

Now, however, the limelight of a Parliamentary sitting has been switched off, and, in the convenient obscurity of the meetings of the International Commission, the British and French delegates have connived at the cession to Germany of areas even greater than those demanded in the Godesberg memorandum, and containing many districts almost exclu- sively Czechoslovak (see The Daily Telegraph of October 7th).

If this be the British Government's idea of " peace with honour," then for them the word " honour " must have a totally different significance from that which it has for the

ordinary citizen.—Yours faithfully, M. C. BIGGS. 2 Charlbury Road, Oxford.