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    MR BOTTOMLEY, THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH RELATIONS SECRETARY, ARRIVED BACK IN LONDON TODAY (THURSDAY).DURING HIS 10-DAY?

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    MR BOTTOMLEY, THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH RELATIONS SECRETARY, ARRIVED BACK IN LONDON TODAY (THURSDAY).DURING HIS 10-DAY TOUR OF RHODESIA MR BOTTOMLEY MET EUROPEAN AND AFRICAN LEADERS TO DISCUSS ALTERATIONS TO THE EXISTING CONSTITUTION.

    AT THE AIRPORT HE SPOKE ABOUT HIS TRIP:
    AT A NEWS CONFERENCE BEFORE LEAVING SALISBURY, MR BOTTOMLEY SAID IN A PREPARED STATEMENT THAT HIS MAIN IMPRESSION FROM THE VISIT WAS THAT THERE HAD BEEN "A HARDENING OF ATTITUDES IN RECENT MONTHS, AMONG BOTH EUROPEAN AND AFRICANS." HE GAVE A CLEAR ASSURANCE THAT BRITAIN WAS NOT TRYING TO IMPOSE IMMEDIATE MAJORITY RULE ON RHODESIA.NOR DID BRITAIN PROPOSE ANY INITIATIVE TO ALTER THE PRESENT CONSTITUTION.

    RHODESIA'S PRIME MINISTER, MR IAN SMITH, WAS QUOTED BY AN OFFICIAL SPOKESMAN TODAY AS SAYING: "UNLESS AND UNTIL THE PRESENT NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT FAIL, THERE IS NO QUESTION OF A UNILATERAL DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE." THE SPOKESMAN AT HIS OFFICE ADDED: "THE PRIME MINISTER CONFIRMS THAT IS IS HIS GOVERNMENT'S POLICY TO LEAD THE COUNTRY TOWARDS INDEPENDENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA76XVVIT1L8FRUWU9Z9RPPAWU
    Media URN:
    VLVAA76XVVIT1L8FRUWU9Z9RPPAWU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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