• Short Summary

    FROM HIS HOSPITAL BED, MR.MACMILLAN TODAY (THURSDAY) ANNOUNCED HE WILL RESIGN BUT THE DATE WAS?

  • Description

    FROM HIS HOSPITAL BED, MR.MACMILLAN TODAY (THURSDAY) ANNOUNCED HE WILL RESIGN BUT THE DATE WAS NOT GIVEN.

    PRIME MINISTER OF BRITAIN SINCE JANUARY 1957, HE HAS SURVIVED SOME OF THE MOST VIRULENT ATTACKS ANY BRITISH POLITICAL LEADER HAS HAD TO FACE.

    THE PROSTATE TROUBLE FOR WHICH HE WAS OPERATED ON TODAY AT 69 CAME TO A HEAD ON THE EVE OF THE CURRENT CONSERVATIVE CONFERENCE AT BLACKPOOL.THERE, HE HAD BEEN EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE WHETHER HE PLANNED TO STAY AS LEADER OF THE PARTY FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION DUE WITHIN A YEAR.

    IN RECENT MONTHS HE HAD REPEATEDLY TURNED ASIDE DEMANDS, BOTH FROM THE OPPOSITION AND WITHIN HIS OWN CONSERVATIVE PARTY, TO RESIGN BECAUSE OF ALLEGATIONS OF MISMANAGEMENT OF THE COUNTRY'S SECURITY.THE CAMPAIGN FOR HIS REMOVAL REACHED ITS PEAK DURING THE PROFUMO AFFAIR.EARLIER, IT HAD BEEN THE VASSAL AFFAIR.

    MR.MACMILLAN BECAME PRIME MINISTER WHEN SIR ANTHONY EDEN (LORD AVON) RESIGNED BECAUSE OF ILL-HEALTH.HE TOOK OVER WHEN HIS PARTY AND THE COUNTRY SPLIT OVER THE ANGLO-FRENCH INTERVENTION OVER SUEZ.BUT HE WAS ABLE TO LEAD THE CONSERVATIVE BACK TO POWER FOR A THIRD SUCCESSIVE TERM IN THE GENERAL ELECTION OF 1959.

    MR.MACMILLAN HAS HAD TO CONTEND WITH SOME MAJOR WORLD PROBLEMS.IN AN HISTORIC MEETING WITH PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN BERMUDA LAST YEAR MR.MACMILLAN AGREED ON PROPOSALS FOR NUCLEAR DEFENCE POLICY IN THE ATLANTIC.A MAJOR SETBACK FOR HIS GOVERNMENT WAS THE FAILURE TO AGREE ON TERMS FOR BRITAIN'S ENTRY INTO EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET.

    THROUGHOUT HIS PREMIERSHIP, MR.MACMILLAN FAVOURED "SUMMIT" MEETINGS.HIS TALKS WITH MR.KHRUSCHCHEV HELPED SHAPE THE IMAGE OF MR.MACMILLAN AS A WORLD STATESMAN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA375MK3D4WGDQJIRKY44J9MQTT
    Media URN:
    VLVA375MK3D4WGDQJIRKY44J9MQTT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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