Senator Edward Kennedy has made another bitter attack on British policy on Northern Ireland. Addressing?
SV Senator Kennedy entering Congressional
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SV PULL BACK members of Irish and British governments
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KENNEDY: "The daily headlines tell us what Britain has done to Ulster, though we are only just beginning to realise what Ulster has done to Britain. It is fair to say I think that the launching of internment has brought British justice to her knees. Only last Wednesday we witnessed the sort of spectacle that of the British Parliament in London sitting in the darkest hours of night, steamrolled into rushing midnight legislation in the law to reverse the decision of the High Court in Ireland earlier that day holding that the British troops in Ulster had exceeded their authority under the constitution in carrying out the arrest, internment, and other orders."
KENNEDY: "In a weekend interview he says that unity for Ireland has no more historical or logical justification than the absorbtion of Portugal by Spain. Surely that comment shows where the misunderstanding really lies. It's a gratuitous insult to millions of Irish, Spanish, and Portuguese people alike....a remark that shows a surprising lack of history and logic in a leader of Great Britain."
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Background: Senator Edward Kennedy has made another bitter attack on British policy on Northern Ireland. Addressing the first day of a congressional sub-committee investigation into the Ulster situation in Washington on Sunday (27 Feb), the Senator compared last month's Londonderry shootings to the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, and said the policy of internment had brought British justice "to its knees". In retaliation for this testimony and "interference" by Senator Kennedy, six British members of parliament have since called for a House of Commons study of race relations in the Senator's own territory....Massachusetts.
SYNOPSIS: The senator then switched his attack to Britain's Prime Minister, Mr. Heath.
In retaliation for this attack, six British MP's have since called for a House of Commons study of race relations in the Senator's own territory....Massachusetts.