• Short Summary

    THE RHODESIAN LEADER, MR. IAN SMITH, ADDRESSED THE NATION YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) ABOUT HIS GIBRALTAR TALKS?

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    PEOPLE LISTENING TO SMITH'S BROADCAST; PEOPLE INTERVIEWED ABOUT BROADCAST (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: QUESTION: "SPECIFICALLY, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF MR. SMITH'S STATEMENT ON THE PRIVY COUNCIL. DO YOU THINK MR. WILSON SHOULD BE MADE THIS PROPOSAL?"



    LIVESEY: "ONCE AGAIN, I WOULD SAY THAT MR. SMITH KNOWS A LOT MORE ABOUT THIS THAN WE DO HERE IN THE STREET. IF WHAT HE HAS SAID IS TRUE AND THIS WOULD BE BORNE OUT, NO DOUBT, IN TIME WHEN I AM WITH SMITH ALL THE WAY ON THIS ONE. WE CAN'T HAVE SOMEONE MAKING LAWS FOR RHODESIA WHEN THEY DON'T EVEN LIVE IN RHODESIA AND THEY'RE NOT GOING TO LIVE IN RHODESIA. NO I AM WITH SMITH ALL THE WAY ON THAT."



    EDWARDS: "THE ONLY POINT HE REALLY BROUGHT OUT THIS EVENING WAS THE POINT OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL. NOW I PERSONALLY DON'T CONSIDER THAT AN INSUPERABLE OBSTACLE. I CANNOT VISUALISE THAT CAN BE USED. ADMITTEDLY IT IS A LITTLE BIT OF RUBBING THE SALT IN BUT LET US BE PERFECTLY FRANK ABOUT THIS THAT OUR DEAR FRIEND HAROLD WILSON - I AM NOT SO SURE. HOW DEAR A FRIEND HE IS - HAS AT LEAST GIVEN WAY ON THE TERMS OF LEGALITY AND ASSISTANCE ON NIBMAR (NO INDEPENDENCE BEFORE MAJORITY AFRICAN RULE) -- I THINK WE HAVE THE BASIS OF A DOCUMENT ON WHICH WE CAN NEGOTIATE AND I THINK THAT WE SHOULD DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO DO IT.




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    Background: THE RHODESIAN LEADER, MR. IAN SMITH, ADDRESSED THE NATION YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) ABOUT HIS GIBRALTAR TALKS WITH THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER MR. WILSON. DURING HIS RADIO ADDRESS, MR. SMITH SAID THERE WAS A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY THAT A SETTLEMENT COULD BE REACHED PROVIDED THAT BRITAIN REMOVED ITS DEMANDS THAT RHODESIA ACCEPT THE OVERRIDING AUTHORITY OF THE BRITISH PRIVY COUNCIL TO HEAR AND PASS JUDGMENT ON APPEALS AGAINST RHODESIAN LEGISLATION.

    AFTER LISTENING TO THE BROADCAST, A RHODESIAN JOURNALIST, MR. W. LIVESEY, AND MR. E EDWARDS, CHAIRMAN OF THE RHODESIAN STOCK EXCHANGE, COMMENTED.

    MR. EDWARDS THEN COMMENTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA82L04L713O2L5YJDPXX6XQ29A
    Media URN:
    VLVA82L04L713O2L5YJDPXX6XQ29A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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