LONDON (Feb. 22)
Charges that the British Government is squandering too much money in Mesopotamia and Palestine were made by the former British premier, Herbert Asquith in the course of the Commons debate on the middle east. A sum of 78 millions was spent by England in Palestine and Mesopotamia during the years 1919 and 1920, Asquith said Winston Churchil had declared in June 1921. Britain, he said, cannot long continue in such “adventures”. Mr. Asquith, it might be noted, was the only one to mention Palestine.