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    IN THE FIRST SPEECH EVER MADE TO THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE BY A BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR.

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    COUNCIL IN SESSION; WILSON SPEAKING (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: WILSON: "WE MEAN BUSINESS IN A POLITICAL SENSE, BECAUSE, OVER THE NEXT YEAR, THE NEXT TEN YEARS, THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS, THE UNITY OF EUROPE IS GOING TO BE FORGED. AND GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY AND INTEREST AND SENTIMENT ALIKE, DEMAND THAT WE PLAY OUR PART IN FORGING IT, AND IN WORKING IT. THE CONCEPT OF A POWERFUL ATLANTIC PARTNERSHIP CAN BE REALISED ONLY WHEN EUROPE IS ABLE TO PUT FORTH HER FULL ECONOMIC STRENGTH, SO THAT WE CAN, IN INDUSTRIAL AFFAIRS, SPEAK FROM STRENGTH TO OUR ATLANTIC PARTNER. LET NO ONE HERE DOUBT BRITAIN'S LOYALTY TO NATO AND THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE, BUT I HAVE ALSO ALWAYS SAID THAT LOYALTY MUST NEVER MEAN SUBSERVIENCE. STILL LESS MUST IT MEAN AN INDUSTRIAL HELOTRY UNDER WHICH WE IN EUROPE PRODUCE ONLY THE CONVENTIONAL APPARATUS OF A MODERN ECONOMY, WHILE BECOMING INCREASINGLY DEPENDENT ON AMERICAN BUSINESS FOR THE SOPHISTICATED APPARATUS WHICH WILL CALL THE INDUSTRIAL TUNE IN THE 70'S AND 80'S"




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    EDITORS: PLEASE SEE ALSO VISNEWS PRODUCTION NUMBER 729/67 "BRITISH PRIME MINISTER AND FOREIGN SECRETARY IN PARIS FOR CRUCIAL COMMON MARKET TALKS". SERVICED TODAY 23 JANUARY '67.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN THE FIRST SPEECH EVER MADE TO THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE BY A BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR. HAROLD WILSON TODAY (MONDAY) PLEDGED THAT BRITAIN MEANT BUSINESS IN ITS NEW APPROACH TO EUROPE.

    MR. WILSON'S 30 MINUTE SPEECH TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT WAS THE PRELUDE TO HIS MEETING WITH GENERAL DE GAULLE AND FRENCH GOVERNMENT LEADERS IN PARIS TOMORROW AND WEDNESDAY.

    IN THE SPEECH, HE SAID THAT HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, INTEREST AND SENTIMENT DEMANDED THAT BRITAIN SHOULD JOIN IN FORGING EUROPEAN UNITY.

    AFTER MAKING HIS ADDRESS, MR. WILSON LEFT STRASBOURG AND TRAVELLED TO PARIS TO JOIN THE BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY, MR. GEORGE BROWN.

    IN PART OF HIS SPEECH, MR. WILSON SAID;

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7ZV97AN3O6IS895D23HCNW8FJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ZV97AN3O6IS895D23HCNW8FJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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