There is, of course, no sort of truth in these
allegations, for nothing could have been more loyal or more satis- factory than the way in which Lord Cromer was supported, individually by Sir Edward Grey and collectively by the whole of the present Cabinet. It is very difficult, however, to get the Egyptian people to understand this, and owing to the unfortunate event of Lord Cromer's health breaking down at a period of fierce agitation, they are inclined to believe that Lord Cromer fell owing to want of support in England, and to believe also that the same fate awaits his successor. That being so, it is moat important that not only the Govern. ment, but the whole of the British nation, should through some visible and public act show their continued con- fidence in Lord Cromer, and therefore in the policy which his successor is authorised by the , British Government to maintain. It is not for us to suggest the method by which this most important fact should be emphasised, but we have little doubt that when the proper moment comes the King, acting, as he so often has acted before, as the representative of national feeling in its widest sense, will find the proper method of showing Egypt and the world how utterly ridiculous is the notion that Lord Cromer had lost the confidence of his Sovereign, of the Government, or of the British people. No doubt a vote of public money to Lord Cromer would have an excellent result in this direction, but we venture to think that in addition to this some action of what we might call a more dramatic or
spectacular kind, such as a public, demonstration of welcome to Lord Cromer on his return home, is required.