Lord Allenby's .consistently sympathetic attitude towards Egypt may fairly be
cited as another proof of good faith. To some Englishmen at home he may have seemed in the past to have gone out of his way to encourage the grant to Egypt of a risky degree of inde- pendence. Therefore we may be sure-now that he -has acted as he has done not because he wanted to do it, but because he- recognized the necessity of doing it. But as we have already said, we can give a final proof— more important than any other—of our good faith by spontaneously seeking the co-operation of the -League of Nations in an Egyptian settlement.