• Short Summary

    ADDRESSING THE NATION TONIGHT (THURSDAY) AT THE INVITATION OF BRITAIN'S INDEPENDENT TELEVISION NETWORK, THE ACTING LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION - MR GEORGE BROWN - ON THE LABOUR PARTY'S PLANS FOR BRITAIN OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET.

  • Description

    ADDRESSING THE NATION TONIGHT (THURSDAY) AT THE INVITATION OF BRITAIN'S INDEPENDENT TELEVISION NETWORK, THE ACTING LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION - MR GEORGE BROWN - ON THE LABOUR PARTY'S PLANS FOR BRITAIN OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET.

    MR BROWN'S THEME WAS, AS HE SAID, A RESTATEMENT OF THE PARTY'S IDEAS SET OUT BY THE LATE LABOUR LEADER, MR GAITSKELL. MR BROWN, 48, IS BIDDING FOR THE SUCCESSION, FOLLOWING TODAY'S CLOSE OF NOMINATIONS FOR A PARTY LEADER. THE OTHER TWO CANDIDATES, ALSO OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED TODAY, ARE MR HAROLD WILSON, "SHADOW" FOREIGN SECRETARY; AND MR JAMES CALLAGHAN, "SHADOW" CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER.)
    MR BROWN WAS SPEAKING IN REPLY TO LAST NIGHT'S (WEDNESDAY'S) BROADCAST TO THE NATION ON THE COMMON MARKET TALKS BREAKDOWN BY THE PRIME MINISTER, MR MACMILLAN.

    (MR BROWN WENT ON THAT THE CONFERENCE SHOULD SET UP PERMANENT INSTITUTIONS WHICH COULD KEEP BRITAIN'S ECONOMIC PROBLEMS UNDER REVIEW; COULD FORECAST WHERE THE DIFFICULTIES WERE GOING TO OCCUR, AND COULD MAKE PROPOSALS TO THE GOVERNMENT'S WITHIN THE COMMONWEALTH FOR DEALING WITH THEM AHEAD OF THE TROUBLE ACTUALLY ARISING.)
    ADDING TO LABOUR'S VIEW OF THE COMMON MARKET TALKS BREAKDOWN IN BRUSSELS THIS WEEK, MR BROWN SAID HE'D BEEN VERY SURPRISED AT THE SUGGESTION THAT BRITAIN WAS READY TO GO IN ON TERMS SO FAR NEGOTIATED, AND THAT THE TALKS WERE BROKEN OFF BECAUSE THEY LOOKED LIKE SUCCEEDING. IF THIS WAS IN FACT TRUE, THERE WAS ONLY ONE CONCLUSION TO BE DRAWN - THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS READY TO GO IN WITHOUT HONOURING ITS SOLEMN PLEDGES TO BRITAIN'S FRIENDS IN EFTA, OUR SISTER COUNTRIES IN THE COMMONWEALTH, AND TO BRITISH HOME FOOD PRODUCERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1VB6PX9XFQRKDIIRCKB3H0YVG
    Media URN:
    VLVA1VB6PX9XFQRKDIIRCKB3H0YVG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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