ITALY AGAINST THE WORLD [To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.]
SIR,—I was interested to learn through Mr. Wilson Harris of Mr. Eden's denial of my ttatement regarding his alleged
change of front at the 1936 Assembly. I had, of course, often heard the story denied, but never on such high authority.
As regards the British attitude at the Stresa Conference, surely the fact that it was convened by Italy was due to its being held on Italian soil, which was in itself intended to flitter Signor Mussolini. That the British Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary were willing to travel that distance is sufficient to
show, I should have thought, that they were in the position of siippliant. Were they not asking for-Italian support in order
to satisfy the French and obviate the need to do anything Further about Germany's action ?—Yours faithfully,