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When the conversation was renewed after the holidays Cambon explained the new Franco-Siamese agreement, on which Lansdowne reserved his judgment. In reference to Morocco the Ambassador, after reiterating his suspicions o f Kaid Maclean, renewed his plea for an understanding. Eng land, he assumed, was concerned with Tangier, not with the interior. Lansdowne refused to accept such a simplified conception o f British interests, adding that the proposed French terms for a possible “ liquidation ” o f Morocco seemed unacceptable.
To this apologia Lansdowne launched a spirited rejoinder. Canada had not increased the duties on German goods or treated Germany differently from other countries. She had been made to suffer because she refused to extend to Germany, as to $4 LANSDOWNE all other Powers, a special concession made to the mother country. I f it were true that the Colonies were independent Customs units, which foreign Powers were at liberty to treat as such, Great Britain could not be held responsible for their acts.
London financiers had been associated with the German wncessiormaires in 1888, and in 1899 Chamberlain remarked to the Kaiser, on his visit to London, that he would like to see Great Britain co-operating with German enterprise in Hither Asia. French financiers took shares in 1899, but German efforts to secure British assistance were unavailing. On January 1,1902, the Company received a concession for ninetynine years to build a railway from Konia to the G ulf with a kilometric guarantee. A s the security was not specified and no terminus was selected, the document was merely a sketch; but it appeared to the Foreign Secretary that the time had come to explain the position o f the British Government.
Before the War, Studies in Diplomacy by G. P. Gooch