• Short Summary

    SHORTLY AFTER THE MODERATE PROTESTANT BRIAN FAULKNER BECAME PRIME MINISTER OF NORTHERN IRELAND ON TUESDAY (MARCH 23) IN A SWEEPING VICTORY OF 26 VOTES TO FOUR OVER THE MILITANT WILLIAM CRAIG, MR.

  • Description

    SHORTLY AFTER THE MODERATE PROTESTANT BRIAN FAULKNER BECAME PRIME MINISTER OF NORTHERN IRELAND ON TUESDAY (MARCH 23) IN A SWEEPING VICTORY OF 26 VOTES TO FOUR OVER THE MILITANT WILLIAM CRAIG, MR. CRAIG, SPEAKING TO A LARGE GATHERING OF HIS CONSTITUENTS AT LISBURN, WARNED OF WHAT, IN HIS OPINION, WERE BIG TROUBLES AHEAD.

    MR. CRAIG ADVOCATES STRONG ARM TACTICS AGAINST THE CATHOLIC GHETTOS IN WHICH IRISH REPUBLICAN ARMY MEN HAVE THEIR BASES. HIS AGGRESSIVE VIEWS ARE SHARED BY A LARGE NUMBER OF PROTESTANT ACTION GROUPS. MR. CRAIG SHRUGGED OFF IS DEFEAT. BUT HE MADE CLEAR THAT HE WAS READY AND WAITING IF THE NEW PRIME MINISTER SHOULD BE TOPPLED FROM OFFICE. MR. CRAIG WARNED THAT IT WOULD BE UNWISE TO IGNORE THE VIEWS HE HOLDS WHICH ARE SHARED BY THE " MAJORITY OF GRASSROOTS MEMBERS" OF THE UNIONIST PARTY.

    MR. CRAIG TOLD A MEETING OF SOME OF HIS CONSTITUENTS:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3I3JWX3KI92SS31LBO14WPYLP
    Media URN:
    VLVA3I3JWX3KI92SS31LBO14WPYLP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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