One man -- and the H-bomb -- made the main news today... in the Isle?
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Background: One man -- and the H-bomb -- made the main news today... in the Isle of Man. The man was Mr. Frank Cousins who led the Transport and General Workers' Union to vote against part of Labour's nuclear policy. Here's a film report form a man who heard the big debate, Harold Webb.
Mr. Cousins also said nuclear weapons were the weapons of mass suicide; he hoped the resolution would signpost the way to sanity. Of almost 50 speakers who followed him, about a third spoke against the resolution.
Some of the implications of the vote are reviewed by our reporter, Harold Webb.
The resolution also asks any future Labour Government to pledge that it will not be the first to use nuclear bombs, and objects to the setting-up of missile bases in britain -- both decisions not so far accepted by the Labour Party.
Meanwhile, the executive of the Co-operative Party have approved Labour's policy statement.