His Majesty's Government should like to question the wisdom of both nations. Firstly, we find it perplexing that any nation would try to force the Bosphorous, especially when its owner was neutral. Secondly, we find it outright unbelievable that anyone in their right mind would order his ships to engage those of a hostile nation, whilst traversing the Suez canal. Such a move is not only a complete violation of the rules that Govern the Canal, but also a compete and total disregard for the safety of the local people, of the British Empire and of international trade, which will be severely disrupted by this shocking and completely inadvisable turn of events. We find it extremely hard to believe that any commander, let alone any nation, would be so foolish as to contemplate such action, which is truly unbelievable.