13 MAY 1916, Page 12


[To THE EDITOR OP THE " SPECTATOR."] Pint,—It may interest your readers to see the following extract from a letter recently received from a gentleman who has active business relations with France :— " I was very much struck while in France last year, in talking to my French friends, by the harm to the Entente which is being done by the stream of apologetic and depreciatory statements about England's efforts, labour troubles, &c., which appear in the Northcliffe Press and the Morning Post, and which get copied into the French provincial Press. For instance, I raw in the Journal de Rouen a quotation from the Daily Mail about a few thousand men at a South Wales colliery baying gone on strike for one day—but nothing about a million colliers abandoning two days' holiday."