19 SEPTEMBER 1925, Page 2

In this way she hopes, once she is a member

of the League, to get rid of the Rhineland occupation. But she will not, after all, sign the Pact unless the so-called mutuality is to be really mutuality. She will expect to have it made clear that Great Britain would side with! her against France if France committed an act of aggres sion as certainly as we should side with France against Germany if Germany committed the aggression. Natur-4 ally we see no objection to that. We hope that France will take the same view. Logical people, as they are, they obviously ought to do so. Meanwhile the invitation to Germany to take part in " a meeting of Ministers " has been sent, and we trust that before the end of next week Germany will have accepted it.