15 MAY 1936, Page 3

Coincident. Nvith this recovery of Mr. Baldwin has been a

rally to the side of the League and a continuance of sanctions. The Diehards who imagined that Sir Austen's speech had killed the sanctions policy are disagreeably surprised at the strength of the support for them. It is due in some part to the feeling in the constituencies. Members who were in touch with their electors over the week-end returned with reports that any suggestion that the League fight should be called off met with strenuous opposition, and there was indeed a very definite feeling, far outside League of Nations Union circles, that the Government should consider taking the extreme step of blocking the Suez ('anal.