16 MAY 1931, Page 3

They will have us turn from the Continent to English

speakers across the seas. There are incentives and loyalties enough, blood, language, etc., already that predispose us to do so but without in the least insisting that we should be narrowly unneighbourly in Europe. The rest of us are also aware (base materialists :that we are ; shop-keepers, as we have been called), that to turn your backs upon your nearest customers is not good business, and we have little good business to spare to-day. To use another simile, will the Concert. of Europe be more harmonious if a leading player turns his back upon the conductor and the rest of the band ? Enough ! There is a warning for those who yap at the League or try to do worse7-" the man recovered of the bite . ."