Lord Goodman, leading British legal expert who played a key part in the Anglo-Rhodesian independence dispute negotiations, returned to London on Wednesday (24 November) from Salisbury.
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SV Lord Goodman speaks
TRANSCRIPT SEQ 3: GOODMAN: The first thing I suppose is to get everybody to see eye to eye on matters about which both sides felt very keenly. It's always the most difficult part of any negotiation.
REPORTER: And was there every a time in the last round of negotiations when you thought it might fail?
GOODMAN: I don't think anyone at any stage in these negotiations has had any certainty about the progress they'd make.
REPORTER: What are your own plans now? Do you go back to private life?
GOODMAN: Ah, indeed, with great alacrity and enthusiasm -- bar a bath and a change of clothes.
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Background: Lord Goodman, leading British legal expert who played a key part in the Anglo-Rhodesian independence dispute negotiations, returned to London on Wednesday (24 November) from Salisbury.
He left Rhodesia just before the joint announcement in Salisbury that an agreement had been reached to and the six-year-old dispute.
Lord Goodman told newsmen soon after this arrival that he had no immediate plans to see Prime Minister Edward Heath, and refused to comment on the actual talks until British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home had returned to London and made his statement to the British Government.