• Short Summary

    A PROTEST MEETING ORGANIZED BY GROUPS OPPOSED TO BRITAIN'S ENTRY INTO THE COMMON MARKET ATTRACTED MORE THAN 2,000 PEOPLE TO THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL IN LONDON, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY)
    FILM SHOWS CROWDS ARRIVING AT THE HALL, AND SOME OF THE PRINCIPAL SPEAKERS, INCLUDING LORD SANDWICH, THE FORMER MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT LORD HINCHINGBROOKE; MAJOR-GENERAL RICHARD HILTON, DESCRIBED AS "CHAIRMAN OF THE TRUE TORIES"; MR.

  • Description

    A PROTEST MEETING ORGANIZED BY GROUPS OPPOSED TO BRITAIN'S ENTRY INTO THE COMMON MARKET ATTRACTED MORE THAN 2,000 PEOPLE TO THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL IN LONDON, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY)
    FILM SHOWS CROWDS ARRIVING AT THE HALL, AND SOME OF THE PRINCIPAL SPEAKERS, INCLUDING LORD SANDWICH, THE FORMER MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT LORD HINCHINGBROOKE; MAJOR-GENERAL RICHARD HILTON, DESCRIBED AS "CHAIRMAN OF THE TRUE TORIES"; MR. OLIVER SMEDLEY, CHAIRMAN OF THE "KEEP BRITAIN OUT" CAMPAIGN, AND MR. RICHARD MARSH, A LABOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT.

    THERE WAS APPLAUSE AND CHEERS AS A RESOLUTION WAS PASSED DECLARING OPPOSITION TO BRITAIN SIGNING THE TREATY OF ROME AND JOINING THE COMMON MARKET. IT CALLED FOR AN IMMEDIATE END TO NEGOTIATIONS AND URGED THAT THE FORTHCOMING COMMONWEALTH PRIME MINISTERS' CONFERENCE SHOULD BE USED TO STRENGTHEN COMMONWEALTH RELATIONS.

    THE RESOLUTION WAS DESCRIBED BY MR. SMEDLEY AS "THE FIRST STEP IN A LONG MARCH."
    LORD SANDWICH IN HIS SPEECH ACCUSED THE GOVERNMENT OF HAVING BARELY BEGUN TO EDUCATE THE PEOPLE OF BRITAIN ABOUT WHAT ENTRY INTO THE COMMON MARKET MEANT. HE ESTIMATED THAT 90 PER CENT OF THE PEOPLE HAD NO IDEA WHAT THE MARKET MEANT TO BRITAIN.

    MR OLIVER SMEDLEY WISHED THOSE WHO HAD SIGNED THE TREATY OF ROME ALL SUCCESS. "BUT SO FAR AS WE ARE CONCERNED, WE ARE DETERMINED THAT BRITAIN SHOULD MAINTAIN ITS INDEPENDENCE NOT FOR THE SAKE OF THE BRITISH PEOPLE ALONE, BUT FOR THE SAKE OF ALL PEOPLE EVERYWHERE."
    MR. RICHARD MARSH POINTED OUT THAT THERE WAS NO PATTERN SHOWING HOW BRITAIN WOULD DO BETTER INSIDE THE COMMON MARKET THAN ON THE OUTSIDE. MOST OF THE COUNTRY'S EXPORTS DID NOT GO TO EUROPE BUT TO COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES, AND THEY HAD BEEN RISING AND COULD CONTINUE TO RISE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2TV5NQ0R6WS6QX8C5WD5CEC64
    Media URN:
    VLVA2TV5NQ0R6WS6QX8C5WD5CEC64
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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