25 MARCH 1882, Page 2

The reports of the week from Egypt are all unfavourable

to the Control. It is stated with great positiveness, and in many quarters, that Arabi Pasha now demands the Premiership, in order that he may carry out a more decidedly anti-European policy. That is probably true. As yet, no portion of the Nationalist programme has been carried out, the only change having been that Arabi Pasha governs, instead of the Khedive. The soldiery did not revolt for that, but in order that the hosts of salaried Europeans maintained in office for the benefit of the Bondholders should be dismissed. If they are not dismissed, either the Khedive or some new General will outbid Arabi.