• Short Summary

    A VITAL CONFERENCE BEGINS IN LONDON TODAY, (MONDAY), ON THE POLITICAL FUTURE OF MALTA, AND HER 330-THOUSAND PEOPLE.

  • Description

    A VITAL CONFERENCE BEGINS IN LONDON TODAY, (MONDAY), ON THE POLITICAL FUTURE OF MALTA, AND HER 330-THOUSAND PEOPLE. THE LEADERS OF THE ISLAND'S FIVE POLITICAL PARTIES HEAD FOR THE COMMONWEALTH RELATIONS OFFICE FOR TALKS WITH MR. DUNCAN SANDYS, THE COLONIAL SECRETARY.

    THOSE ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE INCLUDE THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. BORG OLIVIER, AND THE LEADERS OF THE FOUR OPPOSITION PARTIES. THE DISPUTE BETWEEN THEM IS OVER THE FRAMING OF MALTA'S PROPOSED CONSTITUTION AFTER INDEPENDENCE-SET FOR MAY 31,NEXT YEAR. THE GOVERNMENT PARTY WANTS TO RETAIN THE INFLUENCE OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN POLITICS; JOIN THE COMMONWEALTH; AND, FOLLOW PRO -WESTERN POLICY.

    MR. SANDYS, WHO IS DUE IN KENYA NEXT MONDAY FOR INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS, HAS ONLY THIS WEEK TO HEAL THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE FACTIONS. THE OPPOSITION LABOUR PARTY, LED BY MR. MINTOFF, WANTS TO KEEP THE CHURCH'S INFLUENCE OUT OF POLITICS; WHILE THE OTHER THREE PARTIES OPPOSE, IN MINOR DEGREES, INDEPENDENCE FOR MALTA, IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

    WITH SUCH A DIVERSITY OF VIEWS A HARD WEEK A BARGAINING SEEMS INEVITABLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA25NDU94OIWMOEVQIOWL8DD171
    Media URN:
    VLVA25NDU94OIWMOEVQIOWL8DD171
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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