• Short Summary

    As British Prime Minister Mr. Heath decided in London on Monday (October 18) to allow?

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT. Central Hall, London.
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    2.
    CV INT. Wilson speaking.
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ 2: WILSON: "Now I reject tonight some of the over-simplifications I read. For example, the one which suggests that those who support entry into the Market are the same sort of people irrespective of party. I cannot accept that Labour pro-Marketeers are indistinguishable in their beliefs and motives from Mr Heath and the Conservative pro-Marketeers. For one thing, Labour pro-Marketeers see adhesion to the Market as a step towards a wider socialism in Europe and to that extent may be willing to pay a higher price that they could otherwise justify to achieve that end. I think they're mistaken. But they're entitled to express their view as long as we all recognise one very clear fact. Mr Heath's obsession about getting into Europe on practically any terms is not based on a desire to advance socialism in Europe".




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    T'RECORDING
    This film covers that part of his speech.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: As British Prime Minister Mr. Heath decided in London on Monday (October 18) to allow his party's Members of Parliament 'free' votes in the Common Market Bill later this year, opposition leader Mr Wilson was addressing an anti-market debate. Originally Mr Heath was in favour of using the "whip" system -- compelling M.P.'s to vote FOR entry when the Bill is presented in Parliament. But at the anti-Market meeting, Mr Wilson criticised Mr Heath's motives for wanting to join the E.E.C. -- and drew a distinction between the motives of pro-Market Labour Party members, and pro-Market Conservative Party members.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2FDNCF9RNPUTDM4HBN358QXYF
    Media URN:
    VLVA2FDNCF9RNPUTDM4HBN358QXYF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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