• Short Summary

    BOTH PRIME MINISTER TERENCE O'NEILL AND HIS OPPONENT, THE REVEREND IAN PAISLEY, CONTINUED CANVASSING VOTES OF SUPPORTERS IN THEIR DIFFERENT WAYS YESTERDAY (22 FEBRUARY).

  • Description


    O'NEILL DOORSTEP CANVASSING ON RANDALSTOWN HOUSING ESTATE; PAISLEY ADDRESSING RALLY IN SQUARE AT DROMORE. (SOUND ON FILM)



    TRANSCRIPT: PAISLEY: "A MORE MISERABLE SPECIMEN OF A POLITICIAN NEVER POLLUTED THE IVEAGH CONSTITUENCY (CHEERS). SAN McGOWAN IS PREPARED TO SELL ULSTER AND BE A BOOTLICKER OF THE TYRANT O'NEILL AND YOU'VE GOT TO GET RID OF HIM ON MONDAY. (SHOUTS) ALL RIGHT THEN, DID YOU HEAR SAM McGOWAN GIVING A SQUEA? WHEN THEY PUT THE PROTESTANT INTO PRISON - NO. AND ?ERRY FITT AND CURRIED CHICKEN. AND..... AND McATEER AND THE REST OF THEM - AND THE PRIME MINISTER HAS EXCUSED THEM".




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    Background: BOTH PRIME MINISTER TERENCE O'NEILL AND HIS OPPONENT, THE REVEREND IAN PAISLEY, CONTINUED CANVASSING VOTES OF SUPPORTERS IN THEIR DIFFERENT WAYS YESTERDAY (22 FEBRUARY). POLLING TAKES PLACE TOMORROW IN WHAT HAS BECOME THE MOST TURBULENT AND HARD-FOUGHT ELECTION IN THE 48 YEARS OF NORTHER IRELAND'S POLITICAL EXISTENCE.

    CAPTAIN O'NEILL SPENT HIS TIME AGAIN CALLING DOOR-TO-DOOR TO TALK TO SUPPORTERS ON THE HOUSING ESTATE OF RANDALSTOWN IN HIS CONSTITUENCY, BANNSIDE.

    THIS IS THE FIRST CONTESTED ELECTION FOR 30 YEARS IN THIS CONSTITUENCY WHERE THE PRIME MINISTER IS OPPOSED BY THE MILITANT CLERIC, IAN PAISLEY, LEADER OF THE PROTESTANT EXTREMISTS.

    THE PAISLEY PATTERN OF ELECTIONEERING WAS ALSO REPEATED WHEN HE ADDRESSED A RALLY IN THE SQUARE AT DROMORE:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7TPZNBHXI9O5KE7OPKXWQZ47V
    Media URN:
    VLVA7TPZNBHXI9O5KE7OPKXWQZ47V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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