• Short Summary

    HOOLIGANISM AND ORGANIZED BARRACKING AT ELECTION MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CONDEMNED BY BRITAIN'S MAIN POLITICAL PARTIES.?

  • Description

    HOOLIGANISM AND ORGANIZED BARRACKING AT ELECTION MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CONDEMNED BY BRITAIN'S MAIN POLITICAL PARTIES. BUT THE THREE PARTIES HAVE DISAGREED - AND VIOLENTLY - OVER WHO'S TO BLAME FOR THE ROWDYISM THAT'S BEEN BREAKING OUT UP AND DOWN THE COUNTRY.

    THE PRIME MINISTER, SIR ALEC DOUGLAS-HOME, HAS HAD BY FAR THE ROUGHEST TIME FROM ELECTION AUDIENCES TRYING TO HOWL HIM DOWN - WORST OF ALL AT BIRMINGHAM ON THURSDAY NIGHT (SOF).

    WITH SECTIONS OF THE CROWD 6,000 BOOING, SHOUTING AND CHANTING REPEATEDLY AND WITH PERIODIC COUNTER-CHEERS FROM CONSERVATIVE SUPPORTERS, MANY OF THE AUDIENCE HEARD LITTLE OF WHAT SIR ALEC SAID. BUT THE PRIME MINISTER CONTINUED HIS SPEECH AND AT TONE POINT ASKED THE AUDIENCE: "ARE THE PEOPLE WHO DEPEND ON THIS KIND OF SUPPORT FIT TO GOVERN THE COUNTRY".

    MR. FRANK BYERS, THE LIBERAL PARTY CAMPAIGN MANAGER WAS EQUALLY VEHEMENT YESTERDAY. "WE DEPLORE THE CONTINUOUS BARRACKING THAT WENT ON DURING THE PRIME MINISTER'S SPEECH", HE SAID "INTELLIGENT HECKLING AND THE EXCHANGE OF WITTY REPARTEE ARE LARGELY A GOOD THING. BUT HIS SORT OF CHANT GIVES THE IMPRESSION YOU ARE AT A BEATLE SESSION RATHER THAN A POLITICAL MEETING."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE1ZVF6APJI5023MSZKXXXYJRA
    Media URN:
    VLVAE1ZVF6APJI5023MSZKXXXYJRA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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