By G. P. Gooch
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Discussions with Sir Ernest Cassel and with the houses o f Rothschild, Baring and Morgan led to the selection o f Lord Revelstoke to represent the British grou p ; and on March 23 the Foreign Secretary conveyed the desired assurances to the head o f the Baring firm. The Government would agree to a reasonable increase o f the Turkish Customs, part o f which would go towards the kilometric guarantee. I f the new route offered substantial 30 LANSDOWNE advantages for the carriage o f mails and passengers to India, use would be made o f the line.
Lee* THE RECONCILIATION WITH FRANCE 37 o f the working o f British institutions. ” “ His visit gave a great impetus to the movement,” declares Lansdowne in his official survey o f the influences which were to produce the agreements o f 1904. These guarded tributes secure for Edward V II the honourable mention which is his due among the architects o f the entente wrdials, and the importance o f the visit to Paris was obvious from the first. The ride that had been flowing in one direction ever since the British occupation o f Egypt in 1882 had turned.
4* LANSDOWNE A government proposing to recognise its permanence would require plenty o f nerve. His chief was not lacking in courage and was prepared to try. I f France removed this big thorn from the foot o f Great Britain, she would look for a commen surate compensation such as greater liberty o f action in Morocco than she had hitherto proposed. Moreover the Egyptian question concerned other Powers. I f England wanted concessions in Egypt, she should say what they were. Lansdowne promised a statement o f his demands, adding that, if the British Government were to satisfy the French in Morocco, it would also require nerve to justify its proposals to the British people.