• Short Summary

    The annual party conference of the ruling Conservatives voted overwhelmingly in support of the Government's decision to take Britain into the European Common Market in Brighton on Wednesday (13 October).

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    The annual party conference of the ruling Conservatives voted overwhelmingly in support of the Government's decision to take Britain into the European Common Market in Brighton on Wednesday (13 October). Foreign Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home said Britain should not be afraid of taking the lead, if the position arose. But one of Britain's staunchest anti-marketeers, Mr. Enoch Powell, received much applause when he called for the defence of Britain's sovereignty. There were 2474 votes in favour, and only 324 against market entry.

    SYNOPSIS: Brighton, fishermen register their opposition to the entry of Britain into the European Common Market. And inside the hall where the ruling Conservative party held their annual conference on Wednesday, they had an eloquent supporter Mr. Enoch Powell....
    The other view was given by Foreign Minister, Sir Alec Douglas-Home....
    Prime Minister Mr. Edward Heath led the applause. When the conference voted later on the question of the Government's decision to take Britain into Europe, the government received overwhelming support. Nearly two-and-a-half-thousand votes were in favour, and only three-hundred and twenty-four against.

    Although there were many young people there in favour of the Government's terms for entry, the battle is far from won. At the opposition Labour Party's conference recently, there was a heavy vote against entry.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA67QJ52YCOI86682EKNVQ658E
    Media URN:
    VLVAA67QJ52YCOI86682EKNVQ658E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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