• Short Summary

    THE CRITICAL RHODESIAN SITUATION WAS DISCUSSED FOR MORE THAN SEVEN HOUR YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY), AT A 'TEACH-IN' ORGANISED BY STUDENTS AT EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY.

  • Description

    THE CRITICAL RHODESIAN SITUATION WAS DISCUSSED FOR MORE THAN SEVEN HOUR YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY), AT A 'TEACH-IN' ORGANISED BY STUDENTS AT EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY.

    AMONG THE 20 SPEAKERS, WAS MISS JUDY TODD, 22-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER OF THE FORMER SOUTHERN RHODESIAN PREMIER, MR. GARFIELD TODD, WHO WAS SERVED WITH A RESTRICTION ORDER BY THE RHODESIAN GOVERNMENT ON MONDAY. MR. TODD HAS SAID THE RESTRICTION ORDER - CONFINING HIM TO HIS RANCH FOR THE NEXT TWELVE MONTHS - WAS SERVED IN ORDER TO PREVENT HIM FROM LEAVING THE COUNTRY TO TAKE PART IN THE EDINBURGH 'TEACH-IN'. HIS DAUGHTER FLEW TO BRITAIN FROM THE UNITED STATES IN ORDER TO PRESENT HIS VIEWS.

    DURING HER SPEECH, MISS TODD SAID:
    OTHER PRINCIPAL SPEAKERS IN THE DEBATE - WHICH WAS TELEVISED AND BROADCAST - INCLUDED THE FORMER BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, SIR ALEC DOUGLAS HOME, MR. CLEDWYN HUGHES, MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT, AND MR. HAMADRIPR, REPRESENTING THE AFRICAN NATIONALIST POINT OF VIEW.

    ANOTHER SPEAKER, MR. CHARLES ALLEN, A BARRISTER WHO HAS PRACTISED IN SALISBURY, COMPLAINED THAT A SO-CALLED ACADEMIC OCCASION HAD BEEN FILLED BY "LITTLE SHORT OF WAR SPEECHES ROUSING ANTIPATHY AGAINST RHODESIA". HE ADDED: "RHODESIA IS A VERY SMALL, VERY THREATENED, MINORITY OF YOUR OWN PEOPLE. YOU CAN PROBABLY SQUASH US, BUT IT DON'T THINK YOU WILL SLEEP WELL IN YOUR BEDS FOR THE REST OF YOUR DAYS".

    (THE RHODESIAN GOVERNMENT DENIED ON TUESDAY THAT THE RESTRICTION ORDER HAD BEEN SERVED ON MR. TODD IN ORDER TO PREVENT HIM APPEARING AT THE 'TEACH-IN'. MR. LARDNER-BURKE, RHODESIAN MINISTER OF LAW AND ORDER, IS QUOTED AS SAYING HE HAD BEEN RESTRICTED "PURELY BECAUSE OF THE BELIEF THAT MR. TODD HAS ASSOCIATED HIMSELF WITH THE OUTLAWED ZIMBABWE AFRICAN PEOPLE'S UNION (ZAPU) AND ALSO ACTIVELY ASSOCIATED HIMSELF WITH ACTIVITIES PREJUDICIAL TO THE MAINTENANCE OF LAW AND ORDER".)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA21ZWX4CW6G35O001R0OOS72H
    Media URN:
    VLVAA21ZWX4CW6G35O001R0OOS72H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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