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    MR. SELWYN LLOYD, THE BRITISH OPPOSITION CONSERVATIVE COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS SPOKESMAN, SAID IN SALISBURY YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY)?

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    SV LLOYD TAKES SEAT (2 SHOTS)
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    2.
    CU LLOYD (SOF STARTS: "TO EVERY GATHERING WHICH I ATTEND....
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    3.
    SV LLOYD LEAVES SEAT
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    TRANSCRIPT: MR. SELWYN LLOYD (SEQ. 2):



    "TO EVERY GATHERING WHICH I ATTENDED AND TO EVERY GROUP I STRESSED THREE THINGS. I THOUGHT THAT U.D.I. HAD BEEN WRONG, AND THAT A EUROPEAN MINORITY COULD NOT FOREVER RULE AN AFRICAN MAJORITY...THERE MUST BE A SHARING OF POWER. AND THIRDLY I STRESSED THE NEED FOR A MOVEMENT FORWARD AGAINST RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF MULTI-RACIALISM."



    "AND SO FAR AS MY CONCLUSIONS ARE CONCERNED THE TALKS WERE FOR THE MOST PART CONFIDENTIAL AND I HAVE PROMISED NOT TO QUOTE WHAT PEOPLE SAID TO ME. I HAVE TO REPORT TO MY COLLEAGUES AND TALK TO THE COMMONWEALTH SECRETARY.



    "THEREFORE THERE IS NOT VERY MUCH THAT I CAN SAY TO YOU TODAY, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THIS.



    "FIRST OF ALL I WILL GO AWAY WITH A FEELING OF ADMIRATION FOR WHAT HAS BEEN BUILT UP IN RHODESIA. MANY, MANY PEOPLE HAVE TOLD ME ABOUT THE GREAT CHANGE IN THE STANDARD OF LIVING OF AFRICANS WHICH HAS TAKEN PLACE IN THE PAST TWENTY YEARS.



    "SECONDLY I THINK THERE IS WIDESPREAD DESIRE FOR THE ENDING OF THIS SITUATION.



    "THIRDLY I HAVE THE FEELING THAT THE MIDDLE COURSE WAS NEVER PUT TO PEOPLE HERE. THE RHODESIANS FELT IT WAS A CHOICE BETWEEN U.D.I. AND AFRICAN RULE WITHIN A VERY SHORT SPACE OF TIME, ON A ONE-MAN, ONE-VOTE BASIS. AND THE MIDDLE COURSE OF GRADUAL EVOLUTION WAS NEVER REALLY CONSIDERED."



    "FINALLY I DIDN'T COME HERE, AS I TOLD YOU, TO NEGOTIATE, AND I HAVEN'T NEGOTIATED. NEVERTHELESS I DO BELIEVE THAT IT SHOULD NOT BE IMPOSSIBLE TO ARRIVE AT A SETTLEMENT WHICH ENABLES RHODESIA TO GO FORWARD AS A PROSPEROUS DEVELOPING MULTI-RACIAL CONSTITUTIONAL STATE. IT WILL BE DIFFICULT BUT I DON'T THINK ITS IMPOSSIBLE."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MR. SELWYN LLOYD, THE BRITISH OPPOSITION CONSERVATIVE COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS SPOKESMAN, SAID IN SALISBURY YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) HE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE "DIFFICULT, BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE" TO FIND A SOLUTION TO THE RHODESIA PROBLEM. MR. LLOYD WAS SPEAKING TO NEWSMEN AT SALISBURY AIRPORT BEFORE FLYING TO LUSAKA AND NAIROBI ON HIS WAY BACK TO LONDON.

    MR. LLOYD HAS BEEN IN RHODESIA FOR NINE-DAYS ON A FACT-FINDING MISSION FOR THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY. HE TOLD NEWSMEN:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEMN2WAGAVWTN4NCNJH4TIRFP5
    Media URN:
    VLVAEMN2WAGAVWTN4NCNJH4TIRFP5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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