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GREAT BRITAIN'S POLICY.

SPEECH -BY LORD SALISBURY. ;IPeb Press Association.—Copyright.] LONDON, November 9. Sjpeaking at the Guildhall banquet. Lord Salisbury said the Queen desired him to express her intense Admiration for the gallantry of the' troops engaged on tho Indian frontier, especially the Goorkhas .arid Sikhs. The Queen had also desired hint to express her deep and abiding sense of the marvellous display of the affection •and the loyalty of-her subjects in conncctiori with the Jubilee, TTq eulogised the wonderful campaign' of the Anglo-Egyp-tian Army.in the. Soudan, and said Sir H. H; Kitchener, ; Sirdar of the Egyptian Army, deserved unmeasured honor for his conduct of the-campaign. Dealing with the question .of Africa generally, he said protracted -friendly negotiations were proceeding with France, Germany, Italy, and Portugal respecting Africa, which was the plague of tho Foreign Office. Great Britain’s objects in Africa were purely businesslike, and she wished to open up highways and markets,-’ thus enabling the carrying on of unchecked trade along the Niger, Nile, and . Zambesi. Britain had shown due consideration to her neighbors’ claims in Africa ; but such consideration had a limit, and she could hot allow her plain rights to be overridden. He defended Great Britain’s adhesion to the concert of the Powers in regard to the Eastern Question, as by acting with other Powers she had prevented the terrible calamity of a European war, . Short of using force, everything had been done to prevent Greece carrying out her recent suicidal policy. He declared that an attempt by a single Power to settle the Eastern Question would have decimated Europe. The concert of the Powers, the Premier added, contained the germ of a possible peaceful federation of Europe.

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GREAT BRITAIN'S POLICY., Issue 10468, 11 November 1897

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GREAT BRITAIN'S POLICY. Issue 10468, 11 November 1897

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