• Short Summary

    LAST DITCH TALKS ON RHODESIA'S INDEPENDENCE COLLAPSED IN LONDON TODAY (FRIDAY) AS BRITAIN TOOK A FIRM STAND AGAINST MR.

  • Description

    1.
    SV SMITH WALKS TO NO. 10
    0.11

    2.
    SV COLIN JORDAN REMOVED BY POLICE
    0.17

    3.
    SV SMITH LEAVES NO. 10 TALKS TO REPORTER NATURAL SOF
    1.33

    4.
    SV MR. BOTTOMLEY SOF
    2.13


    TRANSCRIPT:



    QUESTION: MR. BOTTOMLEY THIS MUST HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE MOST TRYING WEEKS IN YOUR MINISTERIAL LIFE, WHAT ARE YOUR REACTIONS TO THE BREAKDOWN OF THE TALKS?



    ANSWER: YES, IT'S BEEN VERY TRYING AND MOST REGRETFUL THAT TALKS HAVE ENDED IN A WAY IN WHICH WE'RE NOT ABLE TO MEET AGAIN BUT LET ME TELL YOU OTHERWISE THAT THE TALKS HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED IN A MOST AMICABLE FASHION. INDEED HAVING IN MIND ALL THE DIFFICULTIES INVOLVED ITS REMARKABLE THAT WE'VE MET WITH MEN, DISCUSSED THE PROBLEM WITH MEN - WE DIFFER ON THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES AND WE'VE HAD TO ADJOURN ON THAT BASIS. BUT DON'T GIVE UP HOPE, YOU KNOW, THERE MAY BE YET A BRIGHTER SIDE TO ALL THIS.




    Initials JGS/V/WH/OS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: LAST DITCH TALKS ON RHODESIA'S INDEPENDENCE COLLAPSED IN LONDON TODAY (FRIDAY) AS BRITAIN TOOK A FIRM STAND AGAINST MR. SMITHS' DEMAND FOR INDEPENDENCE WITHOUT CONDITIONS.

    MR. SMITH EMERGED FROM TODAY'S TALKS GRIM-FACED AND TOLD REPORTERS "THE ONLY AGREEMENT IS THAT WE HAVE AGREED TO DIFFER". A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT SAID "DESPITE INTENSIVE DISCUSSION, NO MEANS HAVE BEEN FOUND OF RECONCILING OPPOSING VIEWS. NO FURTHER MEETING HAS BEEN ARRANGED".

    MR. SMITH INTERVIEWED BY REPORTERS ON LEAVING DOWNING STREET IS NATURAL SOF. INTERVIEW WITH MR. BOTTOMLEY SOF BEGINS:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6SUHAHHB6N0ZZDADMOFC77KCE
    Media URN:
    VLVA6SUHAHHB6N0ZZDADMOFC77KCE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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