18 JUNE 1927, Page 2

It is good news that the Egyptian crisis has been

ended by a favourable reply to the recent British Note. Sarwat Pasha has accepted the demands that the Egyptian Army should be under the supreme command of a British officer, should be non-political and should, as the Times correspondent says, " closely co-operate " with the British Army. All the foreigners in Egypt recognize that the issue was critical and they fully supported the British demands on which their safety depended. British responsibilities in Egypt are very onerous, and it would be impossible to discharge them if there were a rival army, political and under purely Egyptian control. The relief of the foreigners at the settlement in principle is evidently shared by most Egyptians, and possibly even by some of the extremists who are secretly afraid of the dangerous words they let loose in public.