• Short Summary

    MR W.J. HARPER, RHODESIAN MINISTER OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS, DELIVERED A SCATHING ATTACK ON THE ATTITUDE?

  • Description

    1.
    MV MR HARPER AND OFFICIAL TALKING
    0.07

    2.
    MV CROWD LISTENING
    0.17

    3.
    CU MR HARPER SPEAKING (SOF)
    2.26


    TRANSCRIPT: HE SAID:



    "THE GOVERNMENT UNDER MR. SMITH HAS BEEN PROCEEDING, SINCE ITS ADVENT TO OFFICE IN APRIL, ON A POLICY OF NEGOTIATED INDEPENDENCE, IF AT ALL REASONABLY POSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE IT, AND IT STILL, ON THESE SELF-SAME LINES, IN SPRITE OF WHAT WOULD APPEARS TO BE AN IMPASSE BETWEEN THE VIEWS OF THE GOVERNMENT HERE AND THAT OF MR. HAROLD WILSON. I HONESTLY CANNOT SAY, NOR I BELIEVE, CAN ANYONE ELSE, WHETHER THE MATTER CAN BE AMICABLY RESOLVED. WE SHALL KNOW MORE WHEN WE GET AN OFFICIAL INDICATION OF THE VIEWS OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, THE VIEWS WHICH HERETOFORE HAVE BEEN MAINLY VIEWS OF THE LABOUR PARTY.



    "I THINK WHAT MUST, HOWEVER, STRIKE ALL OF YOU LISTENING HERE TODAY, IS THAT THE LACK OF INDEPENDENCE ITSELF FOR A GOVERNMENT IN RHODESIA IS AN EXTRAORDINARY POSITION, ESPECIALLY IF THAT GOVERNMENT HAS CONSTANTLY TO MODIFY ITS POLICIES FOR INDEPENDENCE NEGOTIATIONS EVERY TIME A DIFFERENT MAN COMES TO THE HELM OF THE GOVERNMENT IN GREAT BRITAIN. WHAT THAT REALLY IMPLIES IS THAT THE GOVERNMENT HERE HAS TO OSCILATE FROM ONE SIDE TO THE OTHER AT THE WHIM OF ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO BECOMES PRIME MINISTER OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, AND OF COURSE OF HIS PARTY, AND IT TAKES INTO ACCOUNT THAT WE MAY HAVE TO DEAL WITH ANY SORT OF CRACK-POT THAT HOLDS THAT PARTICULAR POSITION. I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT THIS SURELY IS SOMETHING THAT NO RHODESIAN WITH AN OUNCE OF GUTS IS PREPARED TO STAND.




    Initials DR/V/BHH/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MR W.J. HARPER, RHODESIAN MINISTER OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS, DELIVERED A SCATHING ATTACK ON THE ATTITUDE OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT YESTERDAY (FRIDAY). HE WAS REVIEWING THE MOVEMENT TOWARDS RHODESIAN INDEPENDENCE AT A LUNCH-TIME MEETING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE4Z1K09XY4YPMFOBG8OBQ3SUJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAE4Z1K09XY4YPMFOBG8OBQ3SUJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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