• Short Summary

    MR. HUGH GAITSKELL, BRITAIN'S LABOUR PARTY LEADER, FILMED ON ARRIVAL AT HIS PARIS HOTEL TODAY?

  • Description

    MR. HUGH GAITSKELL, BRITAIN'S LABOUR PARTY LEADER, FILMED ON ARRIVAL AT HIS PARIS HOTEL TODAY (MONDAY) SHORTLY BEFORE HE ADDRESSED A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE ANGLO-AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION OF PARIS. IN HIS SPEECH, MR. GAITSKELL DECLARED THAT THERE WAS NO OVERRIDING NECESSITY, EITHER ECONOMICAL OR POLITICAL FOR BRITAIN TO ENTER THE COMMON MARKET.

    HE OPPOSED ANY AGREEMENT THAT WOULD DEPRIVE BRITAIN OF HAVING ITS OWN FOREIGN POLICY. IF BRITAIN REMAINED OUTSIDE THE COMMON MARKET, HE SAID IT WOULD NOT SPELL ECONOMIC DANGER FOR HER.

    MR. GAITSKELL EXPRESSED THE VIEW THAT THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAD NOT SO FAR SECURED THE CONDITIONS WHICH WOULD MAKE BRITAIN'S ENTRY ACCEPTABLE. "THE POSSIBILITY OF NON-ENTRY (OF BRITAIN) CANNOT BE EVADED," HE ADDED.

    HE WENT ON TO SAY THAT THERE WERE NO GROUNDS FOR ASSUMING THAT IF BRITAIN JOINED THE SIX ALL PROBLEMS OF POLITICAL DISUNITY AND DISAGREEMENT AND WITHIN EUROPE AND WITHIN THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE WOULD MAGICALLY DISAPPEAR.

    MR GAITSKELL, IN PARIS ON BRIEF VISIT, LATER CALLED ON THE FRENCH PRIME MINISTER, M. POMPIDOU, FOR A PRIVATE TALK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1RCO8QV52NAR162D65G09Y0FU
    Media URN:
    VLVA1RCO8QV52NAR162D65G09Y0FU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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