• Short Summary

    BRITISH PRIME MINISTER WILSON ARRIVED BACK IN LONDON TONIGHT (MONDAY) AFTER TALKS WITH RHODESIAN LEADER IAN SMITH ON THE RHODESIAN INDEPENDENCE ISSUE AND WITH NO SIGN OF ANY IMMEDIATE SETTLEMENT.

  • Description


    WILSON IN GIBRALTAR; SIGNS OF AUTOGRAPH; WILSON SPEAKS (SOF); AIRCRAFT ARRIVES LONDON; WELCOME PARTY; WILSON GREETED; MRS. WILSON; PARTY CROSS TARMAC AND LEAVE AIRPORT.



    TRANSCRIPT:



    "....BECAUSE IF WE CAN'T , I THINK WE BOTH AGREE THAT IF WE STUDIED IT ALL TILL CHRISTMAS WE COULDN'T HAVE CHANGE THE OTHER'S ATTITUDE ON THE ISSUES UNDERLYING THE SIX PRINCIPLES. BUT, OF COURSE, IF PROGRESS WERE MADE IN SALISBURY - IF BOTH OF US FELT THAT THERE WAS A REASONABLE CHANGE OF A SETTLEMENT WE COULD CONSIDER MEETING AGAIN. BUT I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT - I CERTAINLY DON'T ENVISAGE THAT AT THIS STAGE, AND I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT MR. THOMPSON'S VISIT WOULD PROVIDE ALL THAT'S NECESSARY IF THEY WANT THAT. IF, OF COURSE, THEY REJECT THE DOCUMENT EVEN THAT WON'T BE NECESSARY."



    REPORTER: "PRIME MINISTER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH INDEED".




    Initials GHB/B&V"AS/OS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BRITISH PRIME MINISTER WILSON ARRIVED BACK IN LONDON TONIGHT (MONDAY) AFTER TALKS WITH RHODESIAN LEADER IAN SMITH ON THE RHODESIAN INDEPENDENCE ISSUE AND WITH NO SIGN OF ANY IMMEDIATE SETTLEMENT. BEFORE LEAVING GIBRALTAR, WHERE THE TALKS WERE HELD ABOARD HMS FEARLESS, MR. WILSON SAID VERY DEEP DIFFERENCES STILL DIVIDE THE TWO COUNTRIES ON INDEPENDENCE.

    MR. SMITH LEFT FOR HOME YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) TAKING WITH HIM A DOCUMENT SETTING OUT THE MINIMUM BRITISH DEMANDS FOR APPROVING RHODESIAN INDEPENDENCE. IT WAS TO BE STUDIED BY MR. SMITH'S CABINET COLLEAGUES.

    MR. WILSON SAID HE WOULD BE PREPARED FOR ANOTHER RHODESIAN SUMMIT IF THE RHODESIANS SO DESIRED AND IF THERE WAS A FEELING ON BOTH SIDES THAT A RESULT COULD BE PRODUCED. HE SAID COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY, MR. GEORGE THOMPSON, WOULD BE STANDING BY TO GO TO SALISBURY IF REQUESTED.

    INTERVIEWED AS HE WAS ABOUT TO LEAVE GIBRALTAR, MR. WILSON SAID:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8MSVHB9H1P11GV7BBQTOGYZH8
    Media URN:
    VLVA8MSVHB9H1P11GV7BBQTOGYZH8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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