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    MR. GEORGE BROWN, WHO LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY) RESIGNED AS BRITAIN'S FOREIGN SECRETARY, SPOKE BRIEFLY TO?

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    MR. GEORGE BROWN, WHO LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY) RESIGNED AS BRITAIN'S FOREIGN SECRETARY, SPOKE BRIEFLY TO REPORTERS OUTSIDE HIS OFFICIAL LONDON RESIDENCE TODAY, AND SPOKE OF HIS FEELINGS ON RESIGNING. MEANWHILE, THE COUNTRY'S NEW FOREIGN SECRETARY, MR. MICHAEL STEWART, BEGAN HIS FIRST DAY IN OFFICE WITH A SHARP REBUFF TO HIS PREDECESSOR.

    STANDING ON THE STEPS OF HIS OFFICIAL RESIDENCE, WITH HIS WIFE BY HIS SIDE, MR. BROWN SAID THERE WAS NO QUESTION OF A PERSONAL DISPUTE WITH THE PRIME MINISTER.

    MR. BROWN SAID:
    MR BROWN RESIGNED AFTER 19 TURBULENT MONTHS GUIDING BRITAIN'S DIPLOMATIC AFFAIRS. HE TOLD MR. WILSON, IN HIS LETTER OF RESIGNATION, THAT HE WAS TROUBLED BY "THE WAY THIS GOVERNMENT IS RUN AND THE MANNER IN WHICH WE REACH OUR DECISIONS."
    BUT FROM THE NEW FOREIGN SECRETARY, MR STEWART, THERE CAME A SHARP REBUFF FOR MR BROWN. HE SAID HE DID NOT THINK MR BROWN WAS RIGHT IN HIS CRITICISMS OF THE WAY THE GOVERNMENT WAS RUN. MR STEWART SAID THERE WAS NO DICTATION BY MR WILSON, AND NO "GOVERNMENT BY TREASURY".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA86SS626E0U3VX21POPSEBBMPT
    Media URN:
    VLVA86SS626E0U3VX21POPSEBBMPT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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