• Short Summary

    At the height of speculation about Conservative Party division on the question of Britain's continued membership in the European Economic Community, Opposition Leader Margaret Thatcher told a news conference in London on Tuesday (3 June) that most Conservatives want Britain to remain in the Community.

  • Description

    At the height of speculation about Conservative Party division on the question of Britain's continued membership in the European Economic Community, Opposition Leader Margaret Thatcher told a news conference in London on Tuesday (3 June) that most Conservatives want Britain to remain in the Community.

    She said 249 Conservative Members of Parliament supported the Labour Government on a free vote on Britain in Europe, and maintained per party was overwhelmingly in favour of a "Yes" vote.

    The speculation arose from statements by one of Mrs. Thatcher's strongest political supporters, Conservative backbenchers' leader Mr. Edward Du Cann, who has long been an opponent of Britain's membership.

    Mr. Du Cann said a lot of Conservative supporters had hidden their anti-market views because of loyalty to the party leadership, but he advised them to put their country first.

    At the news conference, Mrs. Thatcher strongly urged the British people to vote "yes" in the referendum on Thursday (5 June).

    Questions and answers from the news conference are included in the film.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAELO73UOFIO2HD2SOTKXPM12QV
    Media URN:
    VLVAELO73UOFIO2HD2SOTKXPM12QV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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