• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S PRIME MINISTER AND LEADER OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY, SIR ALEC DOUGLAS-HOME, SPOKE TO CONSERVATIVE PARTY WORKERS TODAY (SATURDAY).

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    SV P.M. MAKING SPEECH
    2.30


    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 1: I AM NOT GOING TO, IN THIS CAMPAIGN, INDULGE IN PERSONALITIES NOR CHALLENGE THE SINCERITY OF THE SOCIALIST SPEAKERS. NOR, THANK HEAVEN ARE WE A DIVIDED NATION CONDUCTING A CLASS WAR. MOST OF US, I THINK ALL OF US IN THIS COUNTRY, HAVE OUR SAME AIMS AND HOPES FOR THE FUTURE, BUT HOPES AND INTENTIONS ARE NOT ENOUGH. THE QUESTION IS GOING TO BE FOR THE COUNTRY - IS WHAT POLICIES ARE MOST LIKELY TO SEE HOPES REALISED AND INTENTIONS FULFILLED.



    AND SO, I WOULD FINISH WHAT I HAVE TO SAY THIS AFTERNOON, I WOULD COME BACK TO WHERE I STARTED WITH: THAT WE WILL FIGHT AN ELECTION WITHOUT RESORTING TO PERSONALITIES; CHALLENGING NOBODY'S SINCERITY; CONVINCED THAT THE SOCIALISTS ARE WRONG - THEY MAY BE SINCERELY WRONG BUT THAT DOESN'T IMPROVE MATTERS AT ALL (LAUGHTER). CONVINCED THAT OUR TASK IS TO CONSERVE OUR STRENGTH SO THAT BRITAIN MAY BE SECURE; TO CONSERVE OUR ECONOMIC STRENGTH SO THAT WE MAY DO ALL WE WANT TO DO FOR OUR OWN PEOPLE AND FOR THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; AND TO GIVE TO OUR PEOPLE THE RIGHT OF CHOICE, AND TO PUT THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MAKING A GREAT BRITAIN FAIRLY ON THE SHOULDERS OF EACH CITIZEN IN OUR COUNTRY.



    THAT IS THE WAY WE SHALL EVOKE BY RESPONSE FROM OUR PEOPLE. AND MR. CHAIRMAN, I CONCLUDE BY SAYING THEN THAT ALL OUR POLICIES THAT WILL COME OUT IN OUR MANIFESTO - SOME OF THEM I'VE TOUCHED ON TODAY - WILL, I HOPE, PROVE THAT IN BRITAIN WE CAN SEIZE OUR OPPORTUNITIES AND FULFIL OUR DESTINIES, NOT BY WORDS BUT BY DEEDS.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BRITAIN'S PRIME MINISTER AND LEADER OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY, SIR ALEC DOUGLAS-HOME, SPOKE TO CONSERVATIVE PARTY WORKERS TODAY (SATURDAY). HE STATED THE THEM OF THE PARTY'S POLICY FOR THE FORTHCOMING ELECTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1KQ4M05YIC3OSDAFKSPAFJ087
    Media URN:
    VLVA1KQ4M05YIC3OSDAFKSPAFJ087
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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